Confusion and what it boils down to

After passing Washington (state), Oregon, Idaho Utah Nevada Utah again Arizona Utah again Arizona again New Mexico Utah again New Mexico again Texas Arkansas Mississippi Alabama Georgia Tennessee and three-and-a-half time zones (PDT, MDT, Arizona Mountain Time (no daylight saving), CDT and now, today, EDT, Ruth Ziethe asks „What time is it REALLY?“ and the only answer I can think of is „It’s dark, we had dinner, and everything feels just right.“ Anything important that’s missing?