Out of our newly cleaned windows......
In the distance we saw a cross...a huge cross from about twenty miles away!
As we got closer we knew we had to stop and check it out! It's located in a very small town called Groom, Texas.
It's 190 ft tall!
They say 10 million pass by it everyday and about 1,000 people stop by eachday!
Construction of the cross frame was done in two shops in Pampa, Texas by more than 100 welders and was put up in July of 1995. It took 8 moonths to complete.
Every piece had to fit together when the frame was transported and assembled at the construction site forty miles away. When completed, the
cross weighed 1,250 tons
or 2 1/2 million pounds.
We walked all the stations of the cross.
It was a great lesson for the kids as we prepare for the Easter season. We stopped by each station and talked about it.
They even had a spot that was dedicated to the babies that have lost their lives to abortion. Very touching!
You can check out more Awesome pictures of the cross! I'm sure glad we stopped. It will be a memory the kids will have etched in the minds forever.