We drive down to south Alabama pretty frequently. My parents moved down there a mere 45 minutes away from the beach (at Gulf Shores) while I was in college. So I never lived in Alabama, but I’ve spent a lot of time visiting it. My sister and her family also live in the same general area about 45 minutes from Dauphin Island. So the majority of the time we get together, we end up at the beach. This year was a little different, though, because of my niece having had e.coli and c.diff and us wanting to protect her from bacteria in the water. So we had to be creative and come up with other fun things to do. Christopher did a little research and next thing we knew, we found ourselves at a giant Stonehenge replica affectionately known as Bamahenge.
Apparently there is a billionaire who lives in this area and is a fan of Stonehenge. So he had a replica built. Which means that if you’re driving along the road headed to Barber Marina and look to the side of the road you’ll see a life size replica of Stonehenge. No joke.
The “rocks” aren’t really rock (it’s made from fiberglass), but it’s pretty incredible to see! Makenzie, our niece, took one look at it and said, “Rocks?! Why did we come see rocks?!” HA! But she warmed up to it once she saw how excited the adults were. 🙂
And naturally we brought the selfie stick along so we could take a selfie of the whole family together at Bamahenge!
My sister, Holly, totally embraced the selfie stick. We told her that she looked like a tour guide in her bright yellow shirt walking along with the selfie stick raised up high.
When you get closer to Barber Marina you’ll see a little spot of woods in which hide several knights. This guy borrowed my sunglasses for a photo op. 😉
And we can’t leave out the dinosaurs… this same billionaire has a thing for dinos as well. So he had several made and scattered around this area. There were four that we found.
The kids checking out one of the dinosaurs!
Hitching a ride with my little sis…
AHHHH! Dinosaur attack!!! Clearly none of us would have survived since we aren’t running. 😉
And of course an obligatory shot of Christopher with our niece Kenzie who adores him. She’s 9 now which means it won’t be too much longer before she no longer thinks we’re cool. We’re trying to soak it up for as long as we can.
We had so much fun exploring Bamahenge, the dinosaurs, and the knights in the woods! We also saw the Lady in the Lake & Roman Columns from far away as we drove by. So much to see! Thanks Mr. Billionaire, George Barber, you gave us quite the delightful morning! I feel confident we will return. 🙂