FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – Crossing the International Dateline – Day 13

February 9, 2016 by  

Sunday, February 7th 

  • Today is Sunday, Yesterday Was Friday – “Nee-nee, nee-nee, nee-nee, nee-nee” Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone meets the Bermuda Triangle as Saturday, February 6th just never existed. We gained an hour last night but lost an entire day? “How on earth could that have is happened?” is what my mother would have said.
  • And to make it even more bizarre, Super Bowl Sunday kicked off at 11:30 Monday Morning! While the mood was incredibly festive, we were sorely disappointed because it was broadcast to the ship from ESPN and we missed all the FUN commercials! And to top it off, they only had 6 commercials that they ran over and over and over and over!

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  • Simply put the calendar day starts at the International Dateline. You either lose a day or repeat the same day depending on which direction you cross it. Confused? Me too and it took me all day to figure it out! We will get February 6th back on March 15th when we fly half way around the world from Singapore and arrive home in San Diego at almost the same time we left.
  • I spotted a lovely couple having lunch on the Lido Deck and when I ran into them later I said, “You look like you’d be lots of FUN to have dinner with.” It turns out that I was spot on! Andrew & Gordon are from the bay area and have an incredibly great sense of humor. My Surprise Birthday Party guest list is off to a roaring good start!
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Chris, Me, Gordon & Andrew

FUN-fact – Both the air and ocean temperatures where the same registering 86 degrees at noon today.

 

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