A beaming President Obama said he was at one of the places he’d always wanted to visit while touring Stonehenge after the NATO summit.
Obama walked about the prehistoric monument for about 20 minutes, according to the White House pool report, exclaiming, “How cool is this!”
The visit was added to his schedule at the last minute before he departed the UK.
“It’s spectacular, it’s spectacular. It’s a special place,” he added.
Reporters asked if he had always wanted to visit Stonehenge, which could have been an ancient calendar or spot for sacred ritual. “Knocked it off the bucket list!” the president replied.
Obama is scheduled to arrive back at the White House tonight.
— Mic (@micnews) September 5, 2014
President Obama makes a surprise visit to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world. pic.twitter.com/4btSfwmRzb
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) September 5, 2014
En route to Estonia, Pres Obama waves from AF1 (remote GoPro camera) pic.twitter.com/PS7Lhqqpgx
— petesouza (@petesouza) September 2, 2014