Friday, July 23, 2010

Travel Itinerary

We only have 3 1/2 days left until it's time to go get our girl! My mind has been going nonstop with "to do" lists and at times I find myself just pacing, not knowing where to begin. "Nesting" has definitely set the point of making it a priority to have my blinds all clean (unfortunately, I don't think I'm going to reach my goal-Ha,ha)! Tomorrow, we will officially start packing...I cannot believe it!

Our Travel Itinerary

July 29, 2010 Arrive in Beijing
July 30, 2010 Orientation meeting in the morning. Exhange money. Acrobatic show in the afternoon.
July 31, 2010 Visit Great Wall and Cloisonne Factory. Lunch included.
August 1, 2010 Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Hutong Tour.
August 2, 2010 Arrive in Wuhan City. Receive your child in the afternoon.
August 3, 2010 Adoption registration and notarization.
August 4, 2010 Free ("Happy Anniversary"...celebrate 9 years of marriage)
August 5, 2010 Visit Hubei Provincial Museum.
August 6, 2010 Receive all the documents. Fly to Guangzhou. White Swan Hotel airport pickup.
August 7, 2010 Medical exam at 9:00 a.m. A meeting to prepare consulate documents in the afternoon.
August 8, 2010 Visit Guangzhou Folk Art Museum and Yuexiu Park.
August 9, 2010 Visa appointment
August 10, 2010 Go to the consulate to take the oath at 2:15 p.m.
August 11, 2010 Go to the consulate to pick up child’s visa at 2:15 p.m. Fly to Hong Kong.
August 12, 2010 Fly Home! :)


  1. I am SO excited for you I can hardly contain it! Lunch at that Cloisonne Factory is very good!

    I can't wait to see you all Sunday!

  2. It's gonna be a blast! I'm sure you've already planned on this - but take LOTS of pictures - and ask others to take pictures of the 3 of you. Our guide was kind enough to take a photo when we first met Abby face to face and we cherish it!
    Something that I wish we would have thought to ask that I have heard other families have asked for and received is anything that was found with your daughter. Some families have been able to ask their child's orphanage for these items and received things like the clothes they were found in, a note, etc. So much happens in the small amount of time that you have with those caregivers as you receive your daughter. I'm sure your making a list of questions to ask - and don't be afraid to ask your guide to contact them if you forget something on Gotcha Day.
    Looking forward to following your trip and seeing that precious girl in your arms!

  3. See you when you get home. Go to Garden Park in Guangzhou if you have free time, or take in a tea shop