Labor day

1 Sep

China celebrates labor day with most of the rest of the world on May 1st.  The US, however, celebrates the first Monday of September.  It is not a holiday here, but in honor of the US holiday I looked through the photos of our trip to the US earlier this year.

Many people travel over the Labor Day holiday.  They can travel by car, train or plane.

I actually prefer road trips, but seem to have been on a lot of planes recently.

I actually prefer road trips, but seem to have been on a lot of planes recently.

It means that you should take a rest from the ordinary.

Blue skies and the Capitol Building

Blue skies and the Capitol Building

Maybe it is going to a new place and seeing something new

Grinning in DC before the reflecting pool

Grinning in DC before the reflecting pool

or something old.

A look back at important history

A look back at important history

It could mean taking a walk –

Great day for a walk - anyone recognize the folks crossing the street with me?

Great day for a walk – anyone recognize the folks crossing the street with me?

and seeing what is around (birdwatching anyone?).

An eagle watching over Union Station in Washington DC

An eagle watching over Union Station in Washington DC

Or eating a cupcake –

Yummy cupcakes from our wedding reception!

Yummy cupcakes from our wedding reception!

Or just putting your feet up on the job.

Taking a break.

Taking a break.

If you’re in the US, how are you celebrating your labor day?  If not, what would you do if given a day off?

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14 Responses to “Labor day”

  1. pollyheath September 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Over here in Russia our Labor Day is “International Workers Day” on May 1st. Lots of uber-Soviet parades go on and it’s pretty cool!

    • gkm2011 September 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      In China it is also May 1st, but I don’t remember any specific parades! The best part is the day off, which is fitting.

  2. Valerie September 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Bbq in the backyard!

  3. Every Day Adventures in Asia September 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Love your ‘presidential’ last pic!!

    Days off for me are lazing around – preferably with sunshine, water, a book or two… hammocks help with a gentle seabreeze!

    My Canadian approach to labour day (May long weekend) tends to be camping – well before its actually hospitable weather to do so! However that’s half the fun. 🙂

    As for this weekend, been enjoying a rather nice Sunday in Jakarta. Met up with your friend, hubby & daughter – delightful! 🙂 Only spent an hour on receipts – which means really was a ‘day off’!! (Even if tonight is meeting up the project guys and client who hosting a dinner / drinks gathering)

    Happy weekend!!

    • gkm2011 September 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

      Happy weekend to you too! So glad that you managed to connect with them. Hope you have a great dinner.

  4. Expat Alien September 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    Did you just get married? Georgetown cupcakes?

    • gkm2011 September 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

      The cupcake photo was from Michigan, not DC. We had a wedding reception in the US, but actually got married last year. They were yummy!

      • Expat Alien September 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

        They look yummy… And congratulations!

      • gkm2011 September 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

        Thank you!

  5. jotsfromasmallapt September 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Nice to see you!!! Thank you for stopping by.
    Apologies for not keeping up with you, my life and time became a bit muddled…I missed your wedding!!!!!!!!Many best wishes!!!!!!….absolutely enjoy reading you. Thank you for sharing your journey, which I see continues……carry on and…sparkle! Raye

    • gkm2011 September 2, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      So good to hear from you! Hope things clarify soon and you will be able to stop by more. Thanks for the congratulations – all well on that front!

  6. Congratulations! Just noticed the wedding picture. 🙂

    • gkm2011 September 6, 2013 at 8:28 am #

      Thanks! We had a great reception in the US.

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