Route 66: Leaning Water Tower – Groom, Texas

Back Yamaha MT07 motorcycle parked in front of a leaning water tower that reads Britten USA, located in Groom, Texas on Route 66

It wasn’t until I pulled up to the leaning water tower in Groom, Texas that I really understood that the lean is really pronounced from certain angles. Depending on how you approach it, your reaction might range from, “ok, sure, it’s tipped a little” to “damn, somebody is getting fired.”

 a severely leaning water tower that reads Britten USA, located in Groom, Texas on Route 66

Thinking about this tipsy water tower a little deeper, it feels like a metaphor for life. Depending on someone’s point of view, it looks like Hey! You’ve got it pretty much together! Meanwhile, if they just shift their perspective a little… you’re actually hanging on by your fingernails.



Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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3 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Wow, what a lean!

  2. Lowell says:

    Hi Rachel, interesting photos in this post. I went on Google Street View to “ride” down that road you were on to view how the angle of the water tower would change, very unusual. And of course my googling fingers had to find out why this tower is leaning, an interesting story in itself.

  3. Steve says:

    It’s just setting up for the next curve!

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