Stonehenge, WAJuly 14 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 95 °F
We drove along the Colombia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The parking lots at all the trailheads were pretty much full. We did manage a short hike but mostly spent our time driving. The north side of the river is in Washington while the south side, where we were mostly driving is in Oregon.
Then finally found a destination goal: Stonehenge in Maryhill, WA
It is supposedly built to scale and is what the original Stonhenge in England would look like if it was intact. It was built as a memorial to WW I by a man who heard that the original was used to sacrifice people to the gods and he felt that "in war we continue to sacrifice our fellow humans".
It was interesting to see it but it was much smaller than I expected. I have no desire to see the original anymore even though friends claim it is full of mystery etc. I have also heard it is very touristy and crowded while this one was almost empty and had awesome views of the river below.Read more