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Gehrke Windmill Garden

Heading out of Grand Coulee took me through a town imaginatively named Electric City.  I had done a little Googling before making the trip and one of the things I saw in the area was the Gehrke Windmill Garden.  I had no idea whether this was worth a look but since I was going to be there, why not stop off.  It was a strange little installation.  Next to a park, it was set in the middle of the parking lot.  Fencing surrounded the garden and within it were a wide array of wind turbines made from anything that the creator could get their hands on.  Water funnel, cups, bicycle wheels – you name it.  They had been roped in to action as a windmill.  All this was right next to the road.  Definitely not something I would make a specific visit for but a novelty to check out while passing by – I didn’t even need to take a side turning to get there!