Well friends it’s that time of year again, to set our clocks back one hour.
Beginning, Sunday November 7th, we will revert back to standard time.
It seems like we just moved our clocks up an hour, and now it is time to slid the hands back again, the days have just flown by. We have had a busy year and looking forward to an even busier 2011.
In the winter, as the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and colder here in the great smoky mountains, we can use as many hours of day light that we can get.
Here is you a few facts, please feel free to add you’re thoughts and comments.
Heres a fun history fact for you, Day Light Saving Time was first conceived by one of our founding fathers Benjamin Franklin, and later advocated by London builder William Willett. If you get an opportunity check out his writing on the subject, called “Waist of day light”
A poll conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicated that Americans liked Daylight Saving Time because “there is more light in the evenings / can do more in the evenings, others however intensely dislike Daylight Saving Time. There are frequent complaints about the inconvenience of changing clocks and adjusting to a new sleep schedule,
For millennia, before all the time zones and categorizes people have measured time based on the position of the sun; it was noon when the sun was highest in the sky. Sundials were used well into the Middle Ages, at which time mechanical clocks began to appear. Cities would set their town clock by measuring the position of the sun, but every city would be on a slightly different time. The time was indicated by the sun on a sundial is called Apparent Solar Time, or true local time. The time shown by the fictitious sun is called Mean Solar Time, or local mean time when measured in terms of any longitudinal meridian.
We all enjoy the time we came out of, but I think we can all admit that we like having the extra hour in the evening, to spend with family and friend.
Speaking of Family and Friends, now is a great time to come on a Smoky Mountain Vacation, and take advantage of the extra hour you will have come November 7th.
Hotel Pigeon Forge alway has fantastic money saving specials, through out the year, but we an especially good deal for the month of November, if you book 3 nights you receive the 4th for FREE!!!! Come take advantage of this great deal. Also for you’re convenience and to save you even more, Hotel Pigeon Forge has tickets available, to the local shows and attractions, for purchase at the front desk, at discount prices.
Stop by and see us, or check out our web site at hotelpigeonforge.com also visit or facebook page and like us. For being a fan, you always receive 10% you’re entire reservation, and you will be made aware of our monthly specials and promotions.
Don’t forget, to set those clocks back!!!!!!
Best Wishes and many Thanks for you’re Continual Support, from you’re friends at the Hotel Pigeon Forge