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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2019, 09:03:33 AM »

Plenty of places along the Indiana-Illinois border to do this. Of course you do have to be in the middle of nowhere. There's some county boundaries in Indiana where you can pull this off as well. I've actually thought about it before but I rather stay in New Year's Eve.

The easiest way to pull this off would be to live in LaPorte County, go to a bar in New Buffalo, Michigan, and then shortly after midnight, head home (with a designated driver or Uber) and hit midnight again at home.
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2019, 09:42:06 AM »

You know, if you wanted to allow for more recovery time between portions of your NYE celebrations, there's always the Samoa » American Samoa option.

At New Year's, Samoa observes UTC+14
American Samoa observes UTC-11
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2019, 02:19:57 PM »

I've read somewhere else that someone traveled to Samoa, entered the new year, then flew to American Samoa and once again celebrated the new year, 24 hours after the first one.

Samoa to American Samoa can be a surface option.

You know, if you wanted to allow for more recovery time between portions of your NYE celebrations, there's always the Samoa » American Samoa option.

At New Year's, Samoa observes UTC+14
American Samoa observes UTC-11

And let's not forget Samoa.  You could always travel from there to American Samoa.
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2019, 02:29:20 PM »

Sa-what-a?
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2019, 07:03:40 PM »

If you were sufficiently determined, you could celebrate New Year's on the international border between Yukon Territory (Pacific time zone) and Alaska (Alaska time zone). There are a few places within wide "no man's land" zones between border stations where you are unlikely to be hassled by customs agents. Indeed, one on the Alaska Highway has a bench where you can sit with one butt cheek in Pacific time and the other in Alaska time

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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2019, 08:22:23 AM »

You know, if you wanted to allow for more recovery time between portions of your NYE celebrations, there's always the Samoa » American Samoa option.

At New Year's, Samoa observes UTC+14
American Samoa observes UTC-11
You could use it as a time portal, to travel from 2018 to 2019 multiple times for hours.
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2019, 08:31:49 AM »

If you time the trip from (Western) Samoa to American Samoa correctly you can go back two days in time :bigass:. But that requires doing so in the middle of the night.
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2019, 10:17:45 AM »

If you time the trip from (Western) Samoa to American Samoa correctly you can go back two days in time :bigass:. But that requires doing so in the middle of the night.
I wonder if CBP would be there in the middle of the night...
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 03:02:02 AM »

If you were sufficiently determined, you could celebrate New Year's on the international border between Yukon Territory (Pacific time zone) and Alaska (Alaska time zone). There are a few places within wide "no man's land" zones between border stations where you are unlikely to be hassled by customs agents. Indeed, one on the Alaska Highway has a bench where you can sit with one butt cheek in Pacific time and the other in Alaska time

I was taught never to do anything half-assed.  Doing two things half-assed at the same time would be shameful.

My uncle owned a boat called "Half Fast".  Still got a lot of folks wondering WTF that meant, so he just told them to "say it fast a few times!"  The response after doing so was generally "..............ooooooohhhhhh, right!  Real cute!" :biggrin:
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2019, 03:28:46 AM »

I was taught never to do anything half-assed.  Doing two things half-assed at the same time would be shameful.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." –Ron Swanson
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2019, 06:47:19 PM »

OK, there's not much to do in rural west Texas. It used to be a thing, that on New Year's Eve everyone drank a few beers in the bed of the pickup truck, then drove down the road to Hudspeth County and did it again.
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Re: New Year's Eve at a time zone border
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2019, 12:42:55 AM »

I was taught never to do anything half-assed.  Doing two things half-assed at the same time would be shameful.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." –Ron Swanson

I have some pretty vast ideas, and I don't want to do anything half-vast.
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