Mini Stonehenge

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Whataburger in Plasco, Washington
Is this WhataBurger sign in
Pasco, Washington for me?

Continuing west on US 2 across northern Idaho to Spokane, I turned south toward the Columbia River, spending the night in Pasco, Washington.  At about 4 a.m., I heard a crash. 

Sometimes I dream that I hear things, like the phone ringing or somebody knocking on the door, so I tossed and turned a while before I forced myself to look out the window. 

Sure enough, the winds that sweep the high plains of southeastern Washington State had blown over my scooter.  I pulled on some clothes.  At that time of the morning, there are not many people around to help you pick up your ride.  To my surprise, I sat her right up.  I figured the front brake lever would be a goner for sure, but incredibly it was bent back toward its original position about half way.  Everything else looked okay, but more on that later.

Mini-Stonehenge Memorial, Washington
Mini-Stonehenge Memorial, Washington


In England in 1971, I visited Stonehenge on the day of the summer solstice and I have visited the replica, Stonehenge II in our own Texas Hill Country , so I had to stop at Mini-Stonehenge

Built by Sam Hill and perched on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River with Mount Hood in the distance, it honors the sailors and soldiers from the local county of Klickitat, Washington who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I.  From here, I needed no map.  The mighty Columbia would lead me the rest of the way, as it did for Lewis and Clark, to the Pacific....

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