Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Here!!!

The long awaited travel approval is here.  I'm so excited and all of a sudden scared, too.  We will know Thursday whether we will travel March 17 or 24.  Yes, that's 2 weeks we could be on our way to getting Lilly.  All of a sudden it feels like there is so much to do and I'm not sure where to start.

I guess we will have to start thinking about what weather we will face.  Our tentative itinerary will look something like this...Thursday fly to Beijing (weather like Chicago or New York) from Chicago, Detroit, Newark. or DC., getting there around lunch Friday.  Sightseeing for the next 2 days leaving sometime mid day Sunday to fly to Wuhan City (weather like Atlanta).  Later that afternoon Lilly will be brought to us at our hotel.  Monday Heather & Brian will start the process in WC to get a Chinese passport and sign the adoption papers for Lilly.  With that in hand we will travel on Friday to Guangzhou (weather like Miami).  We hope to travel there by the new "Harmony Express", which is the new "bullet" train that travels at around 350 miles an hour.  Monday would start a new round of medical exams and application for an American passport and Visa to travel to USA.  Hopefully they can sign her papers at the American Embassy on Thursday and we should start home on Friday via Hong Kong or Shanghai.  A full two weeks of paperwork and waiting, with lots of sightseeing sandwiched in between.

Hang on Lilly, we are on our way very soon....these little sweet animals and dolls are waiting for you in your bed...

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