Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Punxsutawney Phil

This is a rather boring time of the year.  There are not many festivals going on anywhere.  The Blog tech and I had never visited Punxsutawney before so we decided to take a day trip and see what it is all about.

We might be the only people who have ever visited there when it wasn't actually Groundhog Day.

Groundhog headquarters was closed.

Goofy groundhogs abound.

Main street.  The movie wasn't even shot here.

Other than goofy groundhogs, there is not a lot to see.

We spied this sign as we were driving down the street.  Gobbler's Knob is where the actual groundhog sighting takes place.

And why is it called Gobbler's Knob?  Apparently some groundhogs were injured during this event in the past.  Injured and eaten...gobbled if you will.  Ewwww!

If you look closely, you will see a photo of the actual crowd that turns out for this event.

This is the stage where it all takes place.

The groundhog theme permeates the town.

Even Mickey D's has one.

Also closed while we were there.

I might have to kill myself if I lived here.  At least I would have to kill some big goofy groundhogs though I would not eat them. Hope you enjoyed our little trip.  Now none of us ever has to go here again.