Boxing Day, times 2

Shortly, we fly out on Boxing Day and will land in San Fran on Boxing Day, so we get two Boxing Days.

Well, can I claim it if the country we are visiting doesn’t recognise Boxing Day?

And is there any need to have a Boxing Day if you’re not enjoying the peace and quiet after Christmas Day and the mad rush of the pre-Christmas period by eating up the leftovers, enjoying your gifts and maybe catching up with family or neighbours who didn’t come over on Christmas Day and are likewise enjoying the chill of the day that is Boxing Day?

For some Boxing Day is the first day of the test in Melbourne or the start of the Sydney to Hobart or even, for the mad, going to the Christmas sales.

My Boxing Day before we left was none of these things. Last minute packing. A rush to the supermarket for some late requests for Aussie food items. And an anxious wait for my son who flew in from the States, minus Christmas Day and minus his luggage. [Thank you, Delta. Not.]

A heatwave is about to hit the east coast of Australia. I’m doing a #scottyfrommarketing (aka our Prime Minister) and leaving the country. I will miss Christmastide, one of my most favourite times of the year. Quiet. Chill. No pressure. No responsibilities.

But let’s travel!

7 thoughts on “Boxing Day, times 2

  1. Was hoping you got your upgrade, but if not, you now have extra spending money for your trip. At least in your own mind.
    Crossing the international dateline is always a kicker. I remember leaving Guam at 7 am on a Monday morning and arriving in Hawaii at 7 pm on Sunday night. A little discombobulating. Have fun in SF. Certainly very much cooler than what you have been experiencing in Aussie-land. Keeping the folks there in my thoughts with all the horrible fires and residual smoke everywhere.

    • It’s funny to arrive before you leave. Very Doctor Who Timelord-ish.

      No upgrade! But yes, have more spending money.

      It was marvellous to see clear blue sky in SF. Haven’t had one of those for ages.

  2. Safe travels! I hope you can still have a lovely Christmastide in San Fran – how exciting! And far from the demands of work, house jobs and whatnot. Can’t wait to hear trip reports!

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