Thursday, March 12, 2009
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania: Gobbler's Knob
Phil doesn't spend a whole lot of time here -- in fact, one morning a year -- but it's a pretty nice house by groundhog standards. Phil comes up the hill to Gobbler's Knob on Feb. 2, and is pulled out of his temporary house once the television cameras are rolling. If he sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter.
Gobbler's Knob is a nice little park, and worth a quick visit at any time of the year if you want to see how America's most famous silly holiday works. (That's written with great affection for the process.)