Daylight Saving Time (DST) arrives this weekend, Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m. When most of the nation “springs ahead,” there will be grumbling on both sides – either “I’m losing an hour of sleep,” or “I’m loving the extra hours of sunshine.” If you want to learn more about why we turn our clocks back or forth twice a year, and where this idea came from, check out Daylight Saving Time 2014: When Does It Begin? And Why?
It seems Benjamin Franklin was the first person to suggest the concept of daylight saving time. According to computer scientist David Prerau, author of the book Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time , while serving as U.S. ambassador to France in Paris, Franklin wrote of being awakened at 6 a.m. and realizing, to his surprise, that the sun rose far earlier than he usually did. Imagine the resources that might be saved if he and others rose before noon and burned less midnight oil, Franklin, tongue half in cheek, wrote to a newspaper. "Franklin seriously realized it would be beneficial to make better use of daylight, but he didn't really know how to implement it," Prerau said.
And how does this relate to Sunny Saints, now? DST means more hours of daylight to spend outdoors with your Saint! This newsletter: DogTrekker - Have Dog Will Travel is too good not to share in its entirety. Click on the link, and start planning away! According to them, they’ve checked out the best dog-friendly places in Northern and Central California for you and your saint to stay, eat, hike, swim and play!
Not only do they list by destination, but by itineraries also. For example, there is a Grow Wild - Paso Robles Wine Country tour, listing dog-friendly wineries, maps, directions and other helpful stuff. All you have to do is get in the car and go! Let us know if you’ve been to some of these places, or if something great is missing. For our Southern California adventurers, check back to the July 13, 2012 post for local day trips.
So remember to set your clocks forward, and make some plans to enjoy the extra sunshine.