Around the Arroyo Vista Inn Bed and Breakfast, that first meal of the day, is a big deal. So, I was quite surprised when Russ told me that one country in our world is skipping a day this year. Yikes, that means one less breakfast and of course one less night to have guests over. Fortunately, that county is not us.
As you know the International Date Line separates “today” from “tomorrow” and earlier this year Samoa decided to move to the “tomorrow” side of the line. Actually, I think someone in charge is moving the imaginary line so that Samoa will be on the same side at its major trading partners, New Zealand and Australia.
Right now when a business person in Samoa calls an office in New Zealand on Friday, it is Saturday in New Zealand and no one is there. When New Zealand calls Samoa on Monday it is Sunday in Samoa. You get the picture. Now they will all be on the same day.
Further east, New Zealand has a colony of three islands called Tokelau where 1,200 people live. They decided to make the move also. So starting Saturday, December 31, 2011, the first place on earth to greet the sunrise will be Fakaofo, Tokelau. And presumably, they will enjoy the first breakfast of the new day. For more check out http://i.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/5724234/Dateline-shift-gives-first-light-to-remote-atoll
We hope you will join us for breakfast any day. We may not be the first place where the sun rises on earth, but at Arroyo Vista Inn in South Pasadena, California you will be served one of the finest breakfasts to be found on earth after spending a very restful night in one of our luxury rooms. So start 2012 off right and book a room at our website arroyovistainn.com.