While traveling down what used to be Route 66 (now I-40) in the panhandle of Texas, we saw something appear on the horizon. When we finally got to the object twenty miles later, we found it was the 19-story cross in Groom, Texas. Yes, it was a free standing, 190 foot cross located in a town with a population just over 500 people.
This is Texas, people. Everything is bigger here. Our giant crosses weigh two and a half MILLION tons.
We got out and battled the gale force panhandle winds to take a look. Around the base of the cross were the stations of the cross. Also include was the Last Supper, a Golgatha reenactment with all three crosses erected on a hill as well as an empty tomb with the stone rolled away. Thrown in for good measure were the Ten Commandments.
Don’t think you’ll be visiting tiny Groom any time soon? That’s ok. I took pictures.
The giant cross has a website
This post is part of Friday Daydreamin’ at R We There Yet Mom?