My manager recently changed the store hours from 5:30 am - 10pm to 5am -10 pm. a hald=f hour doesn't *seem* like much, but when it means getting up at 3:30 am it does! I generally walk to work, and 4:30 am is even quieter than I anticipated, compared to 5 am that is.
The birds sing me to work though! and the bats are still out! I've seen several raccoon families too. the solitude is nice, and I always wonder at the 2-3 people I see. Are they on their way to work to? or are they on their way home? Maybe the man smoking at the cafe patio on the corner just couldn't sleep. The gnats or whatever wee flying bugs are, fly in really neat loops around the lamp posts.
I like 4:30 am.