Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our Itinerary

Weds May 18th - 6am flight to Dulles then on to Beijing at 12pm. My sister and I arrive in Beijing at 2:40pm on Thursday.

Fri, Sat and Sun we tour there. We're the only family in our travel group who chose to pre-trip. Which may actually turn out to be okay. We'll have more flexibility about what we want to do  and see.

Mon May 23rd - fly to Guangzhou awaiting the arrival of my adoption agency's main travel group who arrive at 6:30am on Tuesday the 24th.

Weds May 25th - fly to Nanchang and if all goes as planned meet Mia!!

Tues May 31st - fly back to Guangzhou.

Sat June 4th - leave Guangzhou to Beijing to Chicago to home. Arriving at 8:53pm Sat night. With the time difference we'll travel 12 hours back in time.  Unfortunately, it won't feel like we gained 12 hours to our bodies. We can't trick them. They'll know we've been traveling for 24 solid hours.

There will be friends and family meeting us at the airport to welcome us home. For those local, come on out if you'd like to join them. But be warned...we'll probably look pretty rough and we may even smell a little. LOL! We'll run the gauntlet of well wishers, say hellos, give some hugs and then be on our way. The party will NOT continue at my house. Just saying. I'm pretty sure I'll be exhausted at that point....and need a few days to recover.


Donna -N- Andrew said...

Its your time! Congratulations~ Realx, get some rest(haha)~ can't wait to follow along.

Lindsay said...

Safe travels. Wishing you a wonderful journey and a good transition for Mia.

Anonymous said...

So excited for you - have a great trip - make lots of memories. Truly can't wait to see Mia in your arms. Safe travels

Sue in Illinois

Michal said...

OK. This shit just got real.
Itinerary and all!!!!

I have goosebumps. I wish you all the best. be safe. Hug that girl. You will leave here as Special K and you will come home as Mother and Daughter.

Laurie said...

Safe travels! Soak it all in as it will be the adventure of a lifetime even if your life wasn't changing.

Catherine said...

TODAY!!!!!!! You're leaving for China today!!!! So, so excited for you!

If you get an opportunity to take in the silk market in Beijing it's a neat introduction to shopping. :o) One recommendation is to purchase the majority of your pearls at a pearl market as opposed to the pearl factory. HUGE difference in price! I'm happy that I bought a real set for Hannah and I at the factory but purchased a ton of others at the silk market. Go to Candy's stall in the silk market if you can. She's great and will give you a really good deal.

Wheeee....you're within hours of getting on the plane!! Guessing sleep is eluding you now. Enjoy friend! Cannot wait to follow your journey to Mia with you!

Off to change your status on my blog to 'IN CHINA NOW!!!!!' Yay!!!

Anonymous said...

Have fun and enjoy every minute. I hope all goes smoothly and that we see some updates from you

Travel safe

Bobbie in Canada

Anonymous said...

Best of Luck and enjoy China and your Daughter. lokking forward to reading your upcoming posts!

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you! Thinking of you today and through the coming days. So very exciting!!

Michelle =)

Anonymous said...

My heart travels with you on this journey. I've traveled this adoption journey as both a birth mother and as an adoptive mother. I understand both the loss and the gain. Hugs to you and to Mia.

belinda said...

WOWZA...its finally YOUR turn! I'm so excited for you...a new journey!! Enjoy your trip, be safe and congrats again to you and Mia! Can't wait to see pic's!!


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