|Our group watching the movie.|
|In the operators seat.|
After a complete inspection, we went back inside to say our good-byes and the clerk remembered Grace from our visit 6 YEARS AGO! (This was Grace's pick for our Stay-cation because she enjoyed talking to the volunteering retired miners when we went last time....6 years ago! Grace STILL loves Big Brutus and I think she would consider getting married on it.)
|Lower left edge is Vanessa then Daddy to the|
right in black and in front of Daddy is Matt
(the really small blue dot).
- largest electric shovel in the world
- 16 stories tall (160 feet)
- weight is 11 million pounds
- boom is 150 feet long
- shovel capacity 90 cu. yards (up to 150 tons)
- maximum speed .22 MPH
- cost $6.5 million (in 1962)
- required as much electricity to run it as a town of 18,000!
|Not so sure about that....|
|Corrine ready to enjoy her meal.|
I think we made some good family memories today. It was so nice to travel together rather than in several cars. It was even nicer to have every one's wheelchairs. The bus continues to be a great blessing!
All pictures above, except Big Brutus were taken by Angela Covington.
$100 Good eats in great air conditioning
$ 60 admission (group prices)
$ 13.80 in souvenirs
$273.80 or $19.56 per person