Sunday, November 1, 2009

What did you do with your extra hour?

Last night was Daylight Savings time. This is when you change your clocks either one hour ahead or one hour back. This time we set our clocks one hour back leaving us with extra time do whatever we wanted. Rather than sleep that extra hour away, we decided to go on a day-hike with our dog Sandy. Actually, she is Laura's parent's dog. We are dog sitting while they are in China. Check out this great shot of our burned up mountains which rise high above the Crescenta Valley.

I have been wanting to check out some of the trails in the Verdugo Mountains, which we can see every day from our classroom windows. First, we ventured up a small trail in the back of CV park. I always see this trail when I run at CV park but have never gone up it before. We found out the it leads to a small waterfall which only runs when it is raining. I would not recommend going up this trail because it is hard to tell where the trail goes. This is Laura with Sandy.

Here I am walking Sandy down the CV park trail. We decided to go and check out the Whiting Woods trail, which I read about on the Internet. This trail is actually a fire road so it is not easy to get lost.

Watch the video below to see how our day went.

Tell us what you did with your extra hour on Sunday. I hope you didn't spend it playing video games. The great thing about living in Southern California is that you have so many things you can do in nature. Whether it is a day at the beach or a hike in the hills, get outside and use some of that energy!

Isn't she cute?


Unknown said...

of course with my kitty cat mystery

Allyson said...

Mr. Laing Sandy is so cute. Also I had nothing to do in my extra hour.I'll always get sleepy and wake up at 6:00 in the morning which is very weird.

Shelley Owen said...

You are too cool Mr. Laing! La Crescenta is a very beautiful place, indeed. You were very close to Tongva Peak which is named for the Native American group who used to live right here in our valley. I helped to name this peak when I worked as an archaeologist for the city of Glendale. Oh, and I slept my extra hour away!

Unknown said...

Hi Mr. Laing!! I am soooooooo jealous. Sandy is soooo cute!!
You're right, California is a beautiful place!!

Unknown said...

Okay,Sandy is so~~cute.You are very lucky that Mrs.Laing's parents have a cute dog!

Unknown said...

I wish I had a dog!

lea said...

cute dog what kind is it??
:) anyway very interesting video you got there lol --LEA

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.Laing its me from social studies from Mrs.Aroyan's class you are doing great keep it up.

khris r.