Friday, August 24, 2007

September 3 -- Gotcha Day!!!

We just received our final itinerary for China! Looks like we will have three different guides while in China (Rui in Bejing, Michael in Nanjing and Kelly in Guanghzou). The hotels look awesome!

Aug. 30 -- Fly to Beijing (traveling through time zones as Beijing is 13 hours ahead)
Aug. 31 -- Arrive Beijing in late afternoon, check into Poly Plaza Hotel
Sept. 1 -- Tour Great Wall (photo above), Forbidden City and Tian An Men Square
Sept. 2 -- Fly to Nanjing, check into Xuanwu Hotel
Sept. 3 -- MEET YAN at civil affairs office!!
Sept. 4 -- (morning) Return to civil affairs office to finalize adoption
Sept. 4 #2 -- (afternoon) Visit Nanjing Children's Welfare Institute (orphanage)
Sept. 5 -- Sightseeing tour of Xuanwu Park
Sept. 6 -- Sightseeing tour of Fuzi Temple
Sept. 7 -- (late afternoon)Receive Yan's Chinese passport
Sept. 7 #2 -- (early evening) Fly to Guangzhou, check into White Swan Hotel
Sept. 8 -- Yan's medical exam and photos
Sept. 9 -- Sightseeing tour to Chen's Family Temple (second photo above)
Sept. 10 -- Documents delivered to American Consulate
Sept. 11 -- American Consulate interview, oath taking and receive Yan's US Visa
Sept. 12 -- Fly to Hong Kong and then HOME (traveling back through time zones)
Sept. 12 #2 -- Arrive home in late evening!

Let the packing begin!!!


LaLa said...

YAY!!!! So excited to follow along. Beijing was wonderful...the food is incredible and the Great Wall is all you expect it to be and so much more. Enjoy!

amy said...

awesome...cant waittto read more of your beautiful journey

Julia said...

You will love Michael he is a strong Catholic and very proud. Kelly is awesome too she really helped us in GZ when the Dr's would not release our file to adopt our 2nd daughter.

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Sylvia said...

Please post pictures!