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Daily Posts & Extra EntriesStop by each day for Daily Giveaway Posts. Summer is right around the corner and we will be celebrating the Summer Vacation with some of our favorite vacation photos. Each day you will find one right here from Laughing Vixen Lounge and below from that day's Featured Shop. We will also be sharing some of the best Summer Vacation Movies to enjoy this season along with Road Trip themed Fear Fridays each week. You can earn yourself EXTRA ENTRIES each day by visiting these posts.
Snoqualmie, Washington ~ 1992
In the fall of 1991 the show Twin Peaks hit the airwaves. The quirky and bizarre little show, that set out to solve the case of "Who killed Laura Palmer?", became a huge hit and an instant classic. Many of the fictional locations in the show used existing locations around Snoqualmie and North Bend Washington for their exterior shots. One of the most memorable was the Salish Lodge, which sat next to Snoqualmie Falls, which was used for The Great Northern Hotel in the show and in the opening credits.
Below ~ Roslyn, Washington ~ 1993
About an hour or two down the road from Snoqualmie is the little town of Roslyn. The main street of this town was used for the fictional town of Cicely, Alaska in the TV show Northern Exposure. The show ran from 1990-1995 and many will remember Roslyn's Cafe below from the opening credits with Mort the Moose walking past it.
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Laughing Vixen Lounge loves movies so here are some fun Summer themed movies to chase away those Summertime Blues.
Vacation - Quite possibly the best Summer movie around. Written by John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and directed by Harold Ramis (Director, Writer and sometimes Actor for Caddy Shack, Groundhogs Day, Ghostbusters and so much more!). As anyone who has ever taken a long road trip in a cramped car knows, it ain't always pretty! This movie captures so much of that experience even if it is over the top.
Stand By Me - One of my all time favorites! From a novella by Stephen King (the Shinning, Carrie, Christine) and directed by Rob Reiner (director of When Harry Met Sally, the Princess Bride and Misery. Actor in many, many things over the year from All in the Family to Sleepless in Seattle.) A story of four young boys who set off one summer's day to see if the rumors are true about a dead body being found along the train tracks. Set against the late fifties it features a wonderful soundtrack, beautiful cars, discussions about everything now retro and a truly touching story about being young and growing up. Bonus points for it being filmed here in Oregon. A visit to Brownsville, OR will take you right back to the little town of Castle Rock as not much there has changed since the filming of this movie.
Friday the 13th - It just could not be Summer without a trip to Camp Crystal Lake. A classic in the horror genre and one of the first movies of this era that helped shape the Slasher genre. It made us all leery of the woods and I do not envy the kids that had to go to Summer camp after this one came out. But if you are a fan of horror films you can not go wrong with this one. One of Kevin Bacon's first films! In the New Jersey area this summer? Camp Nobebosco, a still functioning Boy Scout camp, was the setting for the original Camp Blood.
Wet Hot American Summer - If you enjoy the Summer camp movies of the late seventies and early eighties give this one a try. A loving spoof of those films and featuring some now well known names such as Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Copper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon and more. It's a fun watch that will make you feel nostalgic.