In Quest of Punxsutawney Phil

         February 2nd is Groundhog Day here in the United States (and Canada.) Although the tradition begs for a relatively large imagination, lore has it that this particular rodent, Phil, who lives just outside town, can forecast the weather. As it was my wife’s birthday, we added this somewhat iconic town, Punxsutawney,  to our weekend road trip through parts of Pennsylvania. So, despite some issues with snow, we did join the throngs of Phil worshippers, and made it back home by nightfall.  Oh, and he did NOT see his shadow, indicating an early spring!

Thanks for viewing. Zoom in for a closer look. Comments are always welcome. M :-)



10 thoughts on “In Quest of Punxsutawney Phil

  1. Thanks Al. We though of you as we passed by Bethleham on our way out two days before, but were short on time, with all ready too many destinations on our agenda that day. Next Time! M 🙂

  2. Lisa: I’ve never minded driving in snow, although that morning we needed to cover about 30 miles on back roads leading to Phil’s town which needed slow 100% concentrated attention to keep our lone car in the un-plowed tracks. Jeanne was a bit worried. THAT was slow and tedious , but later the temp rose above 32 deg and driving conditions much improved. Despite that , I love the way fresh snow looks! Thanks as always for your comment. M 🙂

  3. Ggreybeard: My words to Lisa above gives a little idea of what it was like when the road we were on was pretty slick – as seen in the first image above. Thanks as always for your comment. And hope the fire conditions are easing in your area. M 🙂

  4. Always fun driving in bad weather . . . unless other drivers — lesser drivers, always — are out and about aggravating us good drivers.

    Happy belated birthday and Groundhog Day.

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