My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wow!



So I got an email with these pictures....




And it says this is outside of Amarillo, about 6 hours from here.





And I thought, wow, wonder if this is real....you never know, right.




Turns out that a friend of mine has been there and says it and it's gift shop are wonderful!




I'm thinking come Spring Break (hopefully Amarillo will have good weather by then) when I get my 2 week vacation we're going to be making a ROAD TRIP!



As is happens, Sonshine has recently been fascinated with visiting Oklahoma (I've NO IDEA WHY!) and well, by adding about 20 min to the trip we can easily swing through the SW corner of OK on the way.......hmmmmmm......






The Groom Cross is located between Interstate 40 and old Route 66 going west out of Groom, Texas. It was built by Steve Thomas of Pampa, Texas in 1995. Mr. Thomas, disgusted with the huge billboards advertising XXX pornography locations along I-40 wanted to make a public profession of faith along the Interstate. Originally he wanted to put up his own billboard with Bible verses but could never find the appropriate verse. Instead, inspired by a cross built by a rancher in Ballinger, Texas, Mr. Thomas knew that he would build a cross. Built on private property donated by Chris Britten to avoid legal issues with the ACLU at a height of 190 feet, the Groom Cross is reported as being the biggest cross in the northern hemisphere.


Recent additions to the area around the Groom Cross include a memorial in memory of the victims of abortion and a replica of Calvary, with steps leading to the crosses, and a replica of Christ's tomb. The Stations of the Cross were just completed and feature life-sized sculptures of the events leading to Christ's crucifixion. The Groom Cross is fast becoming a roadside pilgrimage site with the number of travelers visiting the site increasing exponentially.

2 comments:

ellen b. said...

It would be very interesting to see these in person for sure...
Oklahoma? That's great.

SherryTex said...

They are beautiful!

BTW, I tagged you in a meme. Come visit and find out.