I've had this on my "to do" list for years, and since in 2008 the event fell on a weekend this would be the year. This way I'd only have to take
one day off work, as opposed to it being in the middle of the week.
Groundhog's Day Friday the 1st
Dave- AA AUS to #450 8:35am to Dallas 9:35, #3361 10:20 to PIT 1:55pm, $220 RT ITAEPZ
Heather US Air MCO to PIT 12:40 to 3pm, $185 RT non-stop
Events Pittsburgh Airport waiting for Heather
We ate at a cheap, quick, but authentic Chinese place right across the street than slept for about 3 hours, until 1:30am.
Saturday the 2nd Events
Got into town around 3am then took the shuttle bus to the Knob
We were pretty early but still about 30 feet back maybe? Here you can see the ground was frozen. Luckily I wore
a ski jacket and pants as Heather suggested, so it kept the wind out, but toes and feet did eventually get cold in teh four plus hours we were standing
there. I think the temp was in the 20s, 14 degrees with wind chill.
Kind of scary when you look at it
There was music and dancers to entertain us, which you can see in the video below.
A poor pic of the fireworks around 6:30am
Here is my video of Phil coming out of his stump and the prediction for 2008-