Looking at Puerto Vallarta Jalisco maybe five miles south.

On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header above two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Grotto of the Redemption

This is a unique place. It happens to be where I grew up although I define myself as a Rodman boy rather than from West Bend,Iowa.  The 7 min video describes better than what I can much of what is going on here. It's approaching a 100 year  birthday but was started ten years before that.

Some of the pictures have been around before but not all. There has not been a time hardly at all when visiting that I did not stop at the Grotto. Lived two blocks away and the town is 850 or so. It doesn't get old and is a great place to take pictures as well.

The stories that can be told I tell you. This was a play ground for this kid. The video is really good and I bet there were a few offended by a couple things in it. The pictures help bring it to life.


  1. If I ever get down that way, I'd love to stop. It looks like a great place for photo opps. I can imagine what fun it would be as a kid. I try not to judge how others choose to go through life. There's a lot of ways to finding grace in our lives. This one's a bit too dogmatic for me, but it sure is rich with tradition and images that are really quite beautiful when they stand alone. Thanks, Tom.

  2. Wow, it looks like a great place to visit. I love the photos.

  3. Yes Teresa & Eileen you would enjoy visiting because it's a one of a kind and then if you like crystals - - - well.

  4. Thanks for the photo tour, Fly!

  5. PRICELESS!!!!



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