heard something crash into my roof about 20 minutes ago as I was
working, followed by some heavy chirping. I look out my window, and I see this
"My House Geographic" scene taking place. Actually, Julie & I refer to our house informally as "The Hollow", or in the Springtime as "The Green Bubble"... don't judge. You have to see the place to understand.
A Hawk! Got a Woodpecker! Who was busy at my bird feeder. Ouch, sorry Woodpecker. You're welcome, Hawk.
And if you don't know what Twin Peaks is, I suggest you Netflix it right now, loser. (It's the Great Grandfather of a prestigious TV family tree; Twin Peaks begat Northern Exposure and X-Files. X-Files begat Buffy, and Buffy begat all the other great TV shows of the day. Yes, including LOST.) Most of Twin Peaks' iconic scenes were filmed in and around North Bend, WA. Only a half hour drive or so East of Seattle.
I'm not going to show you the super dorky pictures that Julie and I took of us standing in front of that mural. Private collection only. Anyway, as you can see from their menu below, Twede's Cafe definitely capitalizes on their Twin Peaks history.
I have to say however that the coffee was only Damn okay, and that Julie makes a way deadlier Cherry Pie. Which is actually okay as far as nerd continuity goes because [nasal voice] actually, [pushes glasses further up bridge of nose] the damn fine cuppa coffee was served at The Great Northern and the Cherry Pie that was destined to kill Diane and Albert was served at the Lamplighter Inn, where Agent Cooper stopped at on his way in to Twin Peaks, not at the R&R Diner. The R&R diner coffee was the "Give yourself a present every day, Harry" coffee.
by the Tweety Birds swinging from their gibbets and other kitschy crap
all around the diner, I'm not sure that the current owners are very
concerned with creating an authentic Twin Peaks experience.
However, the pictures in the back were a good way to keep me from going all nasally on them and demanding to see the manager about the finer points of fan appeasement. That and the Twin Peaks magnet I bought for my fridge.
We didn't have a whole lot of time in North Bend, sadly, so I didn't get to track down the more obscure sites of Twin Peaks as I would have liked, but we hit the other big one.
And a higher exposure shot, because it was the wrong time of day to get a decent shot and I think weird shots of The Great Northern are cool.
Also, we found Ronette's train trestle. I think. It looks like it, right?
Well, I'm going back to Seattle in March, so maybe I'll be able to find some more geek time then.