Sunday, March 28, 2010
World's Largest Cross
World's Largest Cross: Effingham, IL
This was our first stop on our trip to, and along, the World's Longest Garage Sale (which was blogged about here). We had been driving for hours, and it was about 1am when we got to this site. I had written down directions, we could see it, but we couldn't find our way to the cross. I don't know if it was because I had been in the car for about 6 or 7 hours when we got there, but I didn't think it was as big as the cross in Groom, TX. The one in Groom you could see miles and miles before you got to it, and it was huge when you were a mile or so away from it. This one, you couldn't see until you got to the exit for it. I tried taking pictures from the gas station we filled up at, which was about a mile from the cross, and it was tiny. I couldn't get a good picture of it. The one that I have posted here is the best one I could get from the road, right near it. I will always stand by my opinion that the Groom, TX cross is the largest cross, at least in the Western Hemisphere.