Friday, February 3, 2012
Okay campers, rise and shine...
We took last night off to watch Groundhog Day. Because, you know, it was Groundhog Day. Of course I couldn't help but think of our trip to faux Punxsutawney in December 2010. It was actually filmed in Woodstock, IL which is about 90 minutes north of Chicago. It is SOOO worth the drive! This town is frozen in time and it is like walking right onto the set of the movie. Don't believe me? Here are a few pics...
The "fleabag" hotel Phil refuses to lay his head is the Woodstock Opera House.
The B&B where Phil stayed is actually a B&B where you can stay if you find yourself in the area. It'd be worth an overnight stay, maybe two if you go to the outlet mall not too far up the road.
Faux Gobbler's Knob. I loved walking the square and being able to tell exactly where every shot was filmed.
The bowling alley where Phil waxes nostalgic about why he couldn't relive the day he boinked some chick on vacation in the tropics to the yokels and then takes them on a ride down train tracks and ends up in jail.
See, the town is exactly the same and that's what we loved about it.
Have you ever visited any movie locations?
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