TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynch’s Superhero Duo



Here’s a terrific May 1990 portrait of the young actors Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Ontkean lookin’ deadly serious and keeping a straight face while doing their best to emulate David Lynch’s famous gravity-defying hair-dos.

These two were the alternate universe superhero duo that, while on extreme ends of the criminal investigation spectrum, were uncannily symbiotic. A brilliant piece of casting, as were all of the actor/residents of Twin Peaks!


TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LYNCH / FROST CONFIRM: TWIN PEAKS WILL BE BACK – 2016!



All of us devoted fans are ecstatic!

These links say it all!



TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signals mysteriously sway outside the Double R Diner / Mar-T Cafe at the corner of Bendigo Blvd. and North Bend Way



Before Twin Peaks ever aired on television I was a huge fan. I knew that anything David Lynch created would be a coolly weird event.
So the excitement and anticipation of viewing the first episode was like a twisted Christmas morning – and the present was Twin Peaks!

This begins my first entry into the surreal world of Twin Peaks that turned into a real life experience.

I had never been a true “fan”, as in fanatic, of any TV show, movie, sports team, actor or actress.  Even my Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll History that I lived through during the ’60s and ’70s of bands that I loved never achieved what I would consider as “fandom”, as it was more of a lifestyle.
But with Twin Peaks I really got involved, I loved that show so much that I wanted to live there – and since I couldn’t, I did the next best thing – I visited Twin Peaks and stayed at the Great Northern / Salish Lodge for about three days in 1993 and visited all of the places that I had come to know and love on the series.

Twin Peaks Archives will relate my real-life adventures in a surreal world where the TV series and real life converged into a quasi-experience thanks to the weird and wonderful vision of David Lynch.

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the Great Northern / Salish Lodge


On our first day, just after getting settled in our room at the Great Northern, we took a short hike on a trail that leads down from the front of the Great Northern/ Salish Lodge. This shot was taken from about halfway down the trail looking up at the Snoqualmie Falls and the Lodge.

You can almost see our room in this photo; it was just around the corner at the farthest right of the Lodge on the first floor.  It overlooked the hydroelectric power plant that can be seen behind and to the right of the falls.

As if planned perfectly, we left the window open and at night from our bed we could see the misty fog-laden pine woods across the Snoqualmie River at the top of the falls with a full moon perfectly-framed in the open window.
The beginning of our Twin Peaks adventure started out just right with the pines gently swaying in the moonlight with an occasional ominous hoot from an owl – which are not what they seem.

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherry Pie and a Good “Cup of Joe” at the Double R Diner


On our first day we headed over to the Double R Diner for cherry pie and a “good cup of Joe”. As we walked into the Diner the reality of being there was surreal.  Here I was, not on a set, but in the actual diner they used in the pilot episode and suddenly I got the shivers – I had crossed over to the other side. We picked out a booth about halfway back to the left, a booth that was favored by Agent Cooper, and proceeded to order our surreal meal.

While my son and wife enjoyed the experience, I was in David Lynch Heaven!  I was totally preoccupied as all I could do was soak up the ambiance and imagine myself as one of the residents of this weird and wonderful town.
I sat back, relaxed with my steaming hot “cup of Joe” and pretended that this was my morning constitutional as it was for Agent Cooper.

Several booths away a couple of what I could only surmise as Japanese TP fans were questioning and filming the owner with a hand-held camera.  Outside a logging truck rumbled by just as in the series – I was beaming, inside and out.
And this was only the start; after breakfast our waitress, obviously seeing our TP interest,  suggested we to go down the street to the Alpine Blossom and Gift Shop as they had a map of all of the filmed location spots from the series  Once inside we saw they had a lot of Twin Peaks merchandise for sale so we stocked-up on T-shirts, postcards, coffee cups and other cool items.

Once back in our Jeep, we were all set and continued on our Real Twin Peaks Adventure!

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronette Pulaski’s Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronette’s Trance-Walking Across State Lines Brings The FBI’s Agent Cooper On The Case



Laura Palmer’s murder would have been a local matter had not Ronette Pulaski’s survival at the hands of Bob caused her to walk the rails in a near comatose state across state lines.
This brought the FBI’s enigmatiic Agent Dale Cooper to Twin Peaks.

We decided that this would be a great place to start our journey as the lake’s edge where the “Wrapped In Plastic” Laura Palmer site was not as accessible per our itinerary.
The weather was not overcast, nor sunny, just the right vibe to create the surreal feeling of “being there”.

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department / Weyerhauser Corporate Office


Our next stop would be Agent Cooper’s first stop; the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station to meet with Sheriff Harry S. Truman.

This building which was actually the Weyerhauser Corporation’s Regional Office, served as the exterior establishment shot of the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department. For all of the action that took place inside, filming was done on studio sets in a building in beautiful San Fernando Valley, California.

All was calm that day, no murders to investigate, so we moved on to help out on our own “investigation” of the mysteries of Twin Peaks.