Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Viewpoint Inn has SOLD!

I am so happy the Inn has sold!!!  The new owners are a local Corbett, Oregon couple, Heiner and Sheron Fruehauf.  They plan to REBUILD and bring the beauty back to this wonderful and historic site on the Columbia River Gorge!!!

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Our Twilight Corner visits the View Point Inn 2010

The Viewpoint Inn is the home of the Twilight Prom that was tragically destroyed in a fire in July 2011. 

Window where Victoria watched Edward and Bella


In the last five years since the fire occurred the Inn has sat emptyThere have been several failed attempts to save it.  We've witnessed some roof reconstruction started but it was never finished.  Sadly the state of the Inn has declined and it has been the victim of vandalism.  I still continued to visit the Inn on my trips to the Pacific Northwest.  However with each passing year it's gotten sadder to see.
September 2011

September 2012

September 2012
April 2013
September 2013

January 2014

June 2015

December 2015

February 2016

March 2016

September 2016

There is a long road ahead to rebuilding this iconic and historic site but I want to say THANK YOU,  Congratulations and Best of luck to the new owners!!!  I look forward to watching the progress of this restoration and visiting again one day!

Note: The pictures used in this blog posts were either taken by myself, friends, or posted on the public Facebook Page (Save The Viewpoint Inn) or Group (Friends of the Viewpoint Inn) or Google Images.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Twilight Funko Pop

OME! Did you see the exciting news?

Funko Pop! is coming out with
Twilight Saga characters!

There are 9 Twilight Funkos in all that will be available next month in September 2016. Hopefully there will be more in the future. It would be awesome if they made the whole Cullen Family. I would even love a Jacob Wolf. How cute would that be! :)

Three of the Twilight Funkos will be exclusive to either Hot Topic, Barnes & Noble or New York Comic Con. 

The others are available for pre-order at various websites online. I ordered mine from Entertainment Earth


*Sparkly* Edward Cullen #320
  (Hot Topic Exclusive)

*Golden Eyes* Edward Cullen #320
  (Barnes 'n Noble Exclusive)

Edward Cullen #320

Bella Swan #321

Jacob Black #322

Bella "Wedding Dress" #323

Edward "Tuxedo" Wedding #324

Jane *Without Hood* #325

Jane *With Hood* #326
   (New York Comic Con Exclusive)

How many do you plan to collect and add to your collection? It's hard to choose just one right?! Don't make me choose!

A Beautiful Funeral by Jamie McGuire

It's no surprise that I love books by Author Jamie McGuire. It's also no surprise that I have been counting down to the release of her next book, A Beautiful Funeral, since the cover and title were revealed. What is a surprise (and a wonderful one at that) is that I received an advanced copy this past weekend in Las Vegas.

What makes this post DIFFERENT from all the others is that I have now read the book and can say, THIS IS THE BEST MADDOX BOOK YET! Seriously! Don't be afraid or nervous to read it just because of the title. 

Yes, it will give you ALL the feels. 

Yes, you'll be on the edge of your seat. My heart was pounding and there were times when I had to put my hand over the page so I wouldn't skip ahead to the bottom and spoil what was coming.

Yes, I cried, multiple times. Some were tears of sadness and others tears of JOY but it is wonderful. 

I had goosebumps on my scalp from the very first chapter. And I read the entire last chapter with my hand on my chest.

If you're a fan of the Maddox Family you will absolutely LOVE IT! Jamie truly puts her heart and soul into this story. It's amazing. It's beautiful. It is everything, and MORE. It took my breath away.

If you haven't already pre-ordered this book you need to now! It releases this coming Monday, August 15th.
*Official Synopsis*

Losing has never been easy for a Maddox, but death always wins.

Eleven years to the day after eloping with Abby in Vegas, Special Agent Travis Maddox delivers his own brand of vigilante justice to mob boss Benny Carlisi. Vegas's oldest crime family is now preparing for vengeance, and the entire Maddox family is in danger.

The secret Thomas and Travis have kept for a decade will be revealed to the rest of the family, and for the first time the Maddoxes will be at odds. While none of them are strangers to loss, the family has grown and the risk is higher than ever. With brothers against brothers and wives taking sides, each member will make a choice—let the fear tear them apart, or make them stronger.

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