Hauls the mail.
- June 17, 2004
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Knoxville, TN
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 98 Limited AWD
I don't like to drive in the dark, but that's a great price to pay to have daylight at home.
Except Hawaii and Arizona
The Navajo Nation, however, includes parts of two states that do observe summer time. Rather than putting neighboring Navajo communities on two different clocks, the reservation has elected to adopt daylight saving time even though most of their land lies within Arizona. It’s the only part of Arizona that changes its clocks in the summer. But here’s the tricky part: The Navajo nation completely surrounds the smaller Hopi Reservation, which is entirely within Arizona. The Hopi, like the rest of Arizona, have no reason to switch to daylight saving time, so they don’t. The Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation is, therefore, sometimes called the Daylight Saving Donut: a ring of noon surrounded both outside and inside by 11 a.m.
Arizona hasn’t observed Daylight Saving Time since 1967, mostly due to energy conservation. Giving Arizonans more sunlight in the summer is like donating water to the passengers aboard the sinking Titanic: They’ve already got plenty, thanks. Arizona saves millions of dollars in cooling costs by staying on Mountain Standard Time year-round.
Arizona saves millions of dollars in cooling costs by staying on Mountain Standard Time year-round.
Thanks for the reminder... We don't observe daylight savings time so it's always nice to hear when everyone else is making the change. That way I don't call people at weird times