Tuesday, February 5, 2013

groundhog day in punxsutawney | non-stagrams

We live close to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and we drive through it all the time. So on Saturday (Groundhog Day!) we needed to get there and see all the excitement for the first time. Unfortunately, to see Phil’s big “does he see his shadow?” moment, we would have had to drive to Punxsy, park at Walmart before 6:30 am, take a shuttle, and stand in a crowd of 30,000 people in 15 degree weather. Maybe someday when we don’t have young children, we’ll have to do that. But in the meantime, we settled for an afternoon tour of the hot spots.

First stop was Gobbler’s Knob—about two miles outside of town. This is where Phil has predicted the spring’s weather since 1887.

It’s quite a small park for the amount of people who squeeze in every year.

A photo of Phil predicting an early spring at 7:30 Saturday morning.

Excited to be standing in the same place, just a few hours later!

After Gobbler’s Knob, we had lunch at Cakes & Steaks

Shots of downtown.

And then we visited the town library—Phil lives in the library with his wife Phyllis.

Trying to find Phil from the inside of the library.

From the outside, we were able to see Phyllis hiding from all of the attention.

mmm! a delicious chocolate souvenir.

So Phil lives at the library all year round, which means (family, friends, new blog friends), if you ever want to meet this little national treasure, come visit us!


  1. What a fun adventure! I love all the pictures you guys took too. :)

  2. So jealous!! Groundhog's Day is my favorite!!

  3. What a fun day! I love little towns like that. I wish we lived closer to neat places! That is so cool that the city has those fun traditions. It looks like it was the perfect family day. Your little boy is so dang cute!! I wish we lived closer to him and Jax could be friends!!

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  5. What a fun groundhog day!
    Love the photos!

  6. This is awesome. I am sending a link to my friend... she just moved to PA and wants to go to Punxsutawney next year for Groundhog's Day. She's trying to convince me to go too!


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