BBBC #5 – A Place I Want to Visit

5 Feb

Today, I am supposed to name a place I want to visit this year and why. That’s actually a tough one. I want to visit a lot of places. And I have actual, firm plans to visit Pennsylvania in February (annual girlfriend getaway) and Washington State in April (to see the kids, grand kids, and others). In March, I’m pretty sure I’ll be in North Carolina. None of those trips involve a motorcycle, but I am very much looking forward to each jaunt. (I had to mention all of those places so I didn’t leave any of those people thinking I didn’t want to make a particular trip.)

January and February are the months I typically start daydreaming about motorcycle adventures. For some reason, I haven’t given that a whole lot of thought this year. Maybe because those other trips had my brain occupied. The long and short of it is, there’s no particular place that sticks out. I mean, REALLY sticks out, as in all-I-think-about-when-I think-about-riding.

To satisfy the “requirements” of today’s prompt, I’ll say Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. It’s a tiny place, and a rodent is its biggest claim to fame (Punxsutawney Phil). Hubby and I rode through there one night on our way to Niagara Falls. Because it was night, we didn’t stop. So I didn’t get a chance to photograph even one of the myriad “Phil” statues around town.

I’ve been kicking myself ever since.

Honestly though, for rides on the bike, the destination is almost never as or more important than the ride itself.

From what I remember, the roads in those parts were decent, so I’ll stick with Punxsutawney as my choice.

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It’s been a long week. 🙂


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5 thoughts on “BBBC #5 – A Place I Want to Visit

  1. These days when I hear Punxsutawney all I can think of is the Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell movie. The fact that it may actually exist as a real place seems to vanish. I probably enjoy the journey at least as much if not more than the destination.

    • Richard, there are quite a few people in these parts who don’t think of Punxsutawney as a place to visit. It’s just a place where that groundhog lives.

      We didn’t see much of it, since it was dark. Hopefully I will actually get there this year. It’s only 4-5 hours if I take the direct route, but what fun is that?

      • I’ve been to Punxsutawney a few times and they do have a lot of groundhog statues. It’s definitely not the town in Groundhog Day. When I think of the top ten places in Pennsylvania I would want to visit Punxsy wouldn’t be on the list. It does have a reputation though. A state legislator is fighting now with the Weather Channel because of referring to Phil as “just a rodent”. I better be careful what I say…

        Steve Williams
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