Obama Visits Stonehenge After NATO Summit

Image: U.S. President Obama visits Stonehenge Monument in Wiltshire
U.S. President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge in Wiltshire in the United Kingdom, September 5, 2014. LARRY DOWNING / Reuters

President Obama knocked one off the bucket list on Friday, visiting Stonehenge in the English countryside after attending a NATO summit in Wales. At the end of a summit that was called to address Russian aggression in Ukraine, but also discussed the threat of ISIS, the president took a tour of the historic site in Wiltshire, England. "How cool is this?” Obama said during a tour. “It's spectacular!"

During the surprise trip the president spotted a family with children and stopped to chat with them and take a photo.

When asked by reporters if Stonehenge was a place he had always wanted to see, Obama said it was.

“Knocked it off the bucket list,” he said.

Image: Barack Obama
President Barack Obama meets a family in a field as he visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, on Sept. 5. Charles Dharapak / AP


— Daniella Silva

The Associated Press contributed to this report.