We jumped back on the road and set off to the west across US Highway 20.
At this point, you are probably thinking we are making pretty good time on our overall journey. We were doing fine....until we got to Fort Dodge and turned north to find our next site.
|This is typical of the crystals throughout the grotto|
When you see all of these stones and different textures surrounding you....
of course you want to......
and then we see the sign.....
It really was like kids in a candy shop.
All those times taking field trips,
yelling at the kids to not touch.......
stay where you are supposed to......
and, for heaven's sake,
IF THOU WILT ENTER,
In our defense, it was about 104 degrees and it was SWELTERING.
The flies were sticking to everything....
Stella even had to help Joe out.
He looked so uncomfortable with
that huge black fly stuck to his head.
The reality of this roadside adventure?
The Grotto of the Redemption was quite amazing.
The amount of work to assemble this....
|The Angel Gabriel|
|Second Station of the Cross|
|Detail of mosaic at the Second Station of the Cross|
|A dome inside one of the chapels|
|Stained glass imported from Belgium|
|The cake topper|
Definitively worth the trip!