A Huge Cross in the Middle of Nowhere
Groom Travel Blog› entry 8 of 16 › view all entries
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The plan was to be on the road by 8 AM, and drive four hours. By Noon we would be in
We were on the road more like 8:30 AM, after first stopping at Aunt Murrel’s to tell everyone good bye. We would be back on Thursday night, but we still needed to say good bye. We had no intention of stopping more than once between
Our plan lasted for about 40 minutes. After 40 minutes we were in the middle of the Texan Panhandle. Lots of nothing for miles around. But then, we spied a water tower that looked like it was about to fall over. One leg appeared to be sunk into the ground, and was challenging Sir Isaac Newton to a death match. I was sure that soon the seemingly abandoned water tower would be lying on the ground, awaiting the junk man.
As it turns out, this is the famous Leaning Tower of Texas. A water tower purposefully built to lean. It was built after I-40 had bypassed Groom,
HOWEVER, we had also noticed a very large cross out in the distance, for about the last 5 miles. As it got closer and closer, I knew we had to stop to at least take a picture and hopefully find out something about it.
We exited not long after the
I learned the cross is officially known as “The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ” It is 190 feet tall, and is claimed to be the largest cross in the
But, I did not want to spend a lot of time here, so we got back in our car and got back on the highway. But, I’ve discovered that they have quite a few other exhibits at the base of the cross and they have a gift shop. Seeing as how my mother was in a Rehab facility, I was probably tempting God’s rath by ignoring this pilgrimage. If I had thought about that, at the time. we would have spent some time here. Next time for sure. But for now, we were on our way to OKC.