Monday, December 22, 2008

We have our itinerary...

Thursday, Jan. 8th
8:20am - Depart from Phoenix to San Francisco (2 hrs, 19 min)
11am - Depart from San Francisco to Beijing (12 hrs, 35 min)

Friday, Jan. 9th
3:35pm - Arrive in Beijing - stay at the Beijing Traders Hotel

Saturday, Jan. 10th
8am - Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Olympic Park and Great Wall

Sunday, Jan. 11th
8:45am - Depart from Beijing to Guangzhou (2 hrs, 50 min)
Stay at the Victory Hotel

Monday, Jan. 12th
2pm - Bus to civil affairs office to MEET LAUREN!!! Oh my God, we're parents!!! (Phoenix time: Sunday, 11pm)

Tuesday, Jan. 13th
8:30am - Bus to civil affairs office to do registration and notary

Wednesday, Jan. 14th
Apply for Lauren's passport

Thursday, Jan. 15th
9:30am - Family Chen's Temple and Yuntai Botanical Garden

Friday, Jan. 16th
9:30am - King Yue's Museum

Saturday, Jan. 17th
9:30am - Lauren's visa photo and medical checkup, complete consulate forms

Sunday, Jan. 18th
10:30am - Sunday sermon at a nearby church and visit the Guangzhou Zoo

Monday, Jan. 19th
9:30am - Shopping at pearl and jade wholesale market

Tuesday, Jan. 20th
3pm - Red couch group photo

Wednesday, Jan. 21st
9:30am - Agency guide goes to U.S. Consulate to send visa documents

Thursday, Jan. 22nd
2:45pm - Take oath at U.S. Consulate
8pm - Depart from Guangzhou to Beijing (2 hrs, 55 min)
Spend the night at the Beijin Rosedale Hotel

Friday, Jan. 23rd
1:40pm - Depart from Beijing to San Francisco (11 hrs, 24 min)
1:10pm - Depart from San Francisco to Phoenix (2 hrs)

Arrive home on Friday, Jan. 23rd at 4:11pm, United flight UA0500, Terminal 2


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooo excited for you..
You are almost there girly..
Have a Great Holiday..
I know you will.

Catherine said...

Wheee! You have your itinerary and the best part is it includes the day you're going to meet Lauren!!

Gail said...

It becomes very real when you see it in print!
Your itinerary is very similar to when I adopted my dgt. Loren Elizabeth in 2002!
She is also from Guangdong.

I am looking forward to seeing Lauren in your arms.
I know I will shed a some happy tears.

p.s. The bathroom is adorable!

Kristy said...

What a great day to leave it is our daughter Astrud's and ELVIS's Birthday!!!

Oh My God we're parents! cracks me up but at the same time makes my heart sing for you.

Love, Kristy

Diana said...

I read January 12th and have major tears (Happy ones) for you:) I have followed your blog for way to long as you have been waiting and am so HAPPY for both of you!!
Have a GREAT Christmas!!!

Amy said...

I can't wait to follow your trip in China!

Carol said...

so glad to see Gotcha day listed!!

not long now....

No worries, you will have no trouble shopping in either place....lucky duck!!

A Waiting Cousin said...

Oh, my gosh this is so exciting!!! :D :) :D :) Happy travels!

Lisa~~ said...

So exciting to have your itinerary, makes it just that much more real. Can't wait to follow along on your journey.

Scott and Kim said...

Very exciting!! We are looking forward to your trip. :-)

Shannon said...

Merry Christmas! So excited for you all! =)

Scott and Hope said...

Merry Christmas!! Cannot wait until you all are in China!!!

Christi and Abbey said...

Merry Christmas!! So happy for you all. Rest up!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Hope you had a Great Christmas..
You are getting sooo close...

Lindsay said...

So happy for you all. Hope time flies till Gotcha Day!

Karsynn's Mommy...Sammi said...

I know the excitement that you're feeling right now. We can't wait to follow your journey. I'm so excited!!!!!!! Safe travels and remember...SAVOR EVERY MOMENT. It goes by so fast!!!!!!!

Heather said...

How exciting! Soon you will be a mommmy! When you are in Guangzhou, onw day walk to the local market (which is across the bridge by the Cow and Bridge Thai restuarant). It's will worth the trip. The Cow and Bridge is also the best Thai food I've ever had!

Take lots of zip loc bags, duct tape, a small scissors, some plastic grocery bags, and baby tylenol (and motrin) along with a dosage guide for Lauren's size (not always on the bottles). I'll let you know if I remember any other must haves for the trip. Oh, I just thought of one: Bring a cardboard picture tube so you can get artwork home without crushing it! I packed socks in it on the way to China and brought tons of beautiful art home.