Day 51! 4th of July in Forks

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Forks' Old Fashioned 4th of July

Forks’ Old Fashioned 4th of July

Well, a ‘Very Happy 4th of July’ to all our American friends reading the blog.

Watching the Parade

Watching the parade

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Well, there's a truck I recognise!

Well, there’s a truck I recognise!

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Veteran of the Korean War

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The Forks High School Cheerleaders

The Forks High School Cheerleaders

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Logging truck

Logging truck

Quileute dance

Quileute dance

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Call the fire brigade!

Call the fire brigade!

Nice car!

Nice car!

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Gosh, he was young riding this bike!

Gosh, he was young riding this bike!

Bill's patriotic jug!

Bill’s patriotic jug!

Jake with his sunset picture for which he won second prize!

Jake with his sunset picture (bottom right) for which he won second prize!

We’ve spent a lovely day watching the wonderful 4th of July parade with Mel, AJ, Shawna, Brian and Xena (Shawna’s best friend). Given the size of Forks, we were really surprised at the large number of floats and people taking part. It was something to see. Here are a few photos of the people taking part.

There have been lots of activities during the day and tonight of course it will all finish with a ‘big bang’, fireworks that is!!

If we are in the USA on 4th of July we usually hide away  for fear that someone may realise we are British but not this year.

When we went down for breakfast, I did wave a white handkerchief just in case but we were warmly welcomed as always and Susan, our hostess, cooked us red, white and blue French toast to eat which consisted of French toast with strawberries, cream and blueberries, they were delicious. To show there were no hard feelings over the ‘tea war’ back in 1776 Bill, our host, even served cream at our table in a jug with the Royal crest and ‘Her Majesty’s Dinner’ written on the side!

After the parade we went to the local art’s and craft’s show and a young man called Jake had won second prize for his sunset drawing.  He was very shy but had his picture taken anyway.

We’ve had a wonderful time in Forks and will be sad to say ‘goodbye’ tomorrow but the road beckons once more!

4 thoughts on “Day 51! 4th of July in Forks

  1. Glad you had a nice visit in Forks.. I haven’t been there since the 50s and would love to go on that loop again… That lady from the Korean war would be someone I would love to exchange some memories with… Enjoy the rest of your trip but do be careful…

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  2. Wonderful recap of Forks!! Glad you enjoyed the 4th, too bad you couldn’t stay for fireworks! Have a safe drive to your next destination!!

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