While at the John Day Campground at the Le Page COE Park we were only about about 20 miles from The Dalles.
We decided to go over to the other side of the Columbia River and into Washington to see some things. One thing that caught our eye was 'Stonehedge'. Really? I thought that was in England somewhere. Turns out there is a replica right here in Washington.
The plaque says that Samuel Hill, erected a replica of Stonehedge to honor the war dead in the region from World War I. He saw the real Stonehedge when he was in England 1914-1918 and found that the it was a place of sacrifice. Hill said, 'Men are still being sacrificed to the gods of war.'
The replica is precise and the same measurements as the original.
It is on the side of the river and it was a pretty view. That is Mt Hood in the distance.
Next we went down the road to the Maryhill Winery. It apparently has won some awards the last few years. We thought - why not? We are not big wine connoisseurs but who knows what we will find?
Inside their store, they had lots of wine.
It was a couple of interesting places to see while we began our time along the Columbia River in Oregon.
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