"For many fans, the line where reality ends and imagination begins is starting to blur, says Michael Gurling, who caught inspiration from the tourism boom and started his own Twilight Tours.
After enlisting a few locals, he asked for help in picking out houses that could serve as stand-ins for the book's famous Forks' stops: Bella and Edward's houses, a field where vampires play baseball. Other locations, such as the police station, where Bella's father works, and the hospital, where Edward's father is a doctor, play their own parts. They chipped in, providing cruisers near which fans may take pictures and reserving a spot for "Dr. Cullen" in the parking lot.
"The most popular spot is probably the beach, in LaPush, where Bella finds out the truth about Edward," says Gurling.
On a recent Friday, Gurling's van headed out of the visitor's center parking lot — packed, as it is most every weekend, with teenage girls. Outside the stand-in for Edward's house, a sign on the door says "Cullens" are volunteering a blood drive."
I wish I lived close enough to do this--I love campy fun. I think it is so cool that the town is having a revival and enjoying the books and the tourism and some of their about Twilight fans are pretty funny. And a side of vampire fangs with your Bella Burger order is pretty clever--But what is too far? The Bella engagement ring maybe?