Wordless Wednesday: Happy Groundhog Day!

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Happy Groundhog Day! To commemorate the day, following are snapshots from my Beanie Baby Groundhog’s adventure to Cocoa Beach, Fla., over the weekend. Why did I take a toy groundhog to Cocoa Beach? Because VISIT FLORIDA, the official marketing corporation for the state, launched a PR campaign last week stating Groundhog Phil couldn’t take the snow and wait ’til Feb. 2 to see his shadow and had to escape to the Sunshine State for some warmth.

Read:
Visit Florida’s Groundhog Phil Ad Campaign, Herald Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)

Snow Driving Groundhogs South to Florida Sun, WCTV (Tallahassee)

VISIT FLORIDA Media Release: Florida-Bound Groundhog Doesn’t Care About His Shadow

And enjoy these snapshots!

BB Groundhog Rides Shotgun to Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Riding Shotgun to Cocoa Beach, Fla.

BB Groundhog Enjoying Sunrise, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Golden Sunrise on Cocoa Beach, Fla.

BB Groundhog at La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Met a New Friend in Lobby of La Quinta Inn, Cocoa Beach, Fla. If Monkeys Can Launch into Space, Can Groundhogs?

BB Groundhog at City of Cape Canaveral

Maybe Groundhogs Can Launch into Space, City of Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Beanie Baby Groundhog at I Dream of Jeannie Lane, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

I Dream of Jeannie Lane - Only Indication of the Hit 60s TV Show (If I Need to Explain the Show, Nevermind)

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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