Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhogs Day!!

Spring is Near!!!!! Today the famous Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which means spring is on the horizon.  

People in Pittsburgh prefer this Phil a lot more :)   Happy Superbowl!

     Four years ago today my friends and I made the trek to Punxsutawney, PA to see Punsutawney Phil's weather report LIVE!!!  At this point I had lived in Pittsburgh for only six months, but as soon I realized that Punxsutawney, PA was only a few hours away I knew this was a MUST see event.  

We headed out of Pittsburgh at about 2:00 am and made the two hour drive to Punxsutawney, PA ( specifically Gobbler's Knob)

We arrived a few hours before the big show ( His forecast is always at dawn), and had a few beverages to warm up and headed to Gobblers Knob.

Punxsutawney, PA LIVES for this day, as you can see everything in the town is all about Groundhogs Day!!

AND the people are all about it as well.

As much as we were there for the entertainment, it is a serious event that dates back to 1886 in Punxsutawney.  The prestegious members of the Groundhog society still dress in traditional clothing of top hats and long tail suit jackets and march out with famous Phil.  

Happy Spring !

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