I know most of you will never get to come to Groom to visit us. So I wanted to give you a little tour of our new town.
Of course, we are well-known for our 19-story cross. If you've driven down I-40, you've probably seen it. You can read all about it here. It is well worth the visit--and don't miss the gift shop on the premises! Come on a nice day so you can spend some time there.
The Grill! The Grill is one of two restaurants in town and has home cooked meals. I haven't eaten anything there yet that I didn't love! Be prepared to talk to the friendly locals if you visit.
This is downtown. The thing that impressed me about Groom when I first came here was how well-kept the town is. It's obvious our people take pride in it!
Groom S&H Grocery is owned by Charlene. She does an amazing job---look at everything she offers here! (This is only a small portion) I knew it would be a small grocery store, but it's really remarkable...well-stocked and well-priced. She also makes her own German sausage, banana bread, jellies, salsa, cinnamon rolls....amazing!
Across the street from the grocery store is the Groom News. It's a weekly newspaper and our owner/editor does a great job!
If you follow my blog, you may remember me talking about how quiet the town is--no loud traffic and you seldom hear a siren (I haven't heard one yet!). That was before I heard the noises coming from the grain elevators! (My cousins will be laughing at me!) But I guess it doesn't happen often...at least at this time of year.
One of my new favorite stores--Little Bit of Everything. And it truly has a little bit of everything! You can even see what they carry on their Facebook page. And if you know Jill Babcock, this is Jill & her kids leaving the store. (She called me later wanting to know why I was taking pictures. Ha--I got caught!!) Hi, Jill!!
This is the Groom post office. I often forget to go pick up my mail.
The four churches in town (Left to right, top to bottom): First Baptist Church (11 a.m. Sunday service ), Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, United Methodist Church, Church of Christ.
This is one of my favorite sites--the Justice of the Peace. Wouldn't this be a great place if you were wanting to elope? The stuff movies are made of!
I wanted my friends and family who may never get to come to Groom to see where we live. But...I hope I've made you want to come! It's a great place to visit!