Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Partying With the Hog: At the Movies

I was able to once again make my way out to Woodstock, Illinois, for the 20th annual Groundhog Days Festival.  This year marked the 20th anniversary of the filming of that great movie.

I've attended at least seven times.  Hey, where else ya gonna have this much fun on a cold winter's day?  Only, this time, it wasn't very cold, practically tropical with sun and temps up to the 40s, which probably explains why the biggest crowd I've seen was there, probably 800 to 1000, almost too many for me.

And, wife Liz even decided to go, quite a rarity.  We stopped at McDonald's there in Woodstock on Il-47 for breakfast.  The place has nice murals of Woodstock square scenes.  I was kind of hoping Liz would be too full to have that super expensive theater popcorn.

Nope, didn't work.  It didn't cost anything to get in, but I did get nailed $10 for popcorn and pop.

We've seen the movie countless times so seeing it from the beginning is not all that important.  We got there 30 minutes into it and ended up sitting in the very worst seats, as Bob Uecker would say, "the front row."  That means sore necks from looking up like that.

Oh, Well, What's Enjoyment Without a Little Pain.  --RoadDog

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