Thursday, March 12, 2009

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania: Punxsutawney Phil

The stars come out when we travel, and there's no bigger star in Punxsutawney than Phil. He's the famous groundhog (probably the world's most famous, come to think of it) who comes out and looks for his shadow on February 2. If he sees it, six more weeks of winter are coming.

Phil spends most of his time at the public library with Phyllis, his groundhog pal. He's kept behind glass for all to see. The library is right on the main street of town, while Gobbler's Knob -- where the 2/2 ceremony is held -- is in a park a couple of miles up the hill. By the way, the Chamber of Commerce, located down the street from the library, has several cute souvenirs for sale.

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