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Hafa Adai Guam!

February 9, 2013

Guam – Tuesday, January 29

The flight from Hawaii to Guam is about 8 hours. I left Honolulu at 3:15 Monday afternoon and landed in Guam at 6:30 Tuesday evening. I lost a day going over the international date line, and there is no Monday night the 28th or Tuesday morning the 29th in my life, but I will have 2 Wednesday the 13ths to make up for it on the way back!

Hawaiian Air treated us well on the flight to Guam. We had a dinner choice of BBQ chicken or a pasta dish and it was pretty decent. A lot of people seemed to doze off after the meal. About halfway through the flight, they came through with ice cream sandwiches, and they frequently offered water. They gave everyone blankets and pillows too. I enjoyed my Kindle, and some crossword puzzles, and a short nap. Then about an hour and a half before we landed, they came through with a sandwich, chip and cookie snack. The flight actually seemed to go pretty fast.

I had reserved a car and eventually found the shuttle to get me there. I knew my hotel was pretty close to the airport, and the car rental lady had to draw me a map, because all of their maps were in Japanese. At first I thought I would take one just to see all the roads, but it was confusing with all the Japanese characters all over it! The hand-drawn map was good, and I got checked in at the Days Inn, and the room was very comfortable – probably the nicest Days Inn I’ve been in. I unpacked a little, but I was asleep by 9:00 Guam time! Guam is 15 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone.

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  1. Jan permalink

    Mom says it’s a good thing you didn’t end up with two Friday the 13ths! The whole international date line thing is very confusing to us!!

  2. For a minute when I was writing that, I thought it was going to be 2 Friday the 13ths too! And the international dateline is confusing, but with the world divided into 24 time zones, I guess they had to start the day somewhere! There are lots of t-shirts around here that say things like “Guam – where America starts her day” Which is true enough – in about an hour it’s going to be 12am Sunday morning here, which will only be 9am Saturday morning back in Michigan!

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