Finally...after almost 3 years since we made the decision to adopt, we're on our way!
We leave Friday morning (bright & early....heading to the airport around 3 a.m....YUCK!), and return on May 10 (Mother's Day). Here's our itinerary:
Friday/Saturday - Travel...1st flight from STL to Newark....2nd flight Newark to Shanghai...3rd flight Shanghai to Changsha. When all is said & done we'll have been traveling for almost 24 hours!
Sunday - Relax in Changsha....prepare to meet Kalia
Monday - Forever Family Day!
Tuesday - Finalize Adoption
Wed. - Sun. - Just hanging out in Changsha...doing a little touring....a little shopping...and LOTS of playing with Kalia. We hope to be able to squeeze a trip to Chenzhou SWI in there on the weekend.
Monday - Chinese Passport ready. Fly to Guangzhou. Check into Victory Hotel
Tuesday - Medical Exam...SHOPPING
Wednesday - Consulate Appt....MORE SHOPPING
Thursday - Swearing in Ceremony & fly to Beijing
Friday - Tianamen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong/Rickshaw tour, Acrobat show
Saturday - Great Wall, Summer Palace
Sunday - Prepare for LONG flight home at 3:45
We'll be posting mostly on our travel blog at http://www.welcomekalia.blogspot.com/ Feel free to follow our journey.
I can't believe the time has finally come!