Monday, September 15, 2008

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

This morning we went to Rock of Ages, which is the world's largest working quarry. We love it when we can see things up close and personal over reading it in a book (as much as we love books) and this did not disappoint. We met at the Visitor's Center:
And then we took a tour bus over to the quarry:If you click on the picture, you can see the men working down at the bottom of the picture.Diana did a sand blasting on a piece of granite:Then, Lauren and Austin went bowling on the outdoor granite bowling alley.
One thing that stood out to us was the granite that they used as gravel in the driveway and walkways. Incredible to see this expensive rock that is used as gorgeous countertops being used in this way. It shows the worth of items relative to their availability.