Colin, "Forks is pretty depressing. Now it's all Twilight-themed shops trying to cash in. The biggest attraction is the 'Welcome to Forks' sign. There's usually more tourists at that sign taking pictures than in the rest of the town. "
I agree it is pretty strange seeing out-of-work loggers pulling espresso shots for teenage girls' mochas. But it is not as depressing as out-of-work loggers just sitting at home. I actually think it is great that Forks is cashing in on Vampires. The shiny black Twilight bus makes a "cha-ching" sound as it drives by. There will always be a logging component to the economy of the penninsula, but it's future is in recreation and tourism. What needs to happen is the typical mother-daughter Twilight package has to match up with a fly fishing package for the old man.