Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Itinerary is Here!

Hurrah!  We finally know when we're going to be where!  Here it is....




Sat, May 2

Arrive in BJ; Coordinator will meet you at the airport and help you check in the hotel close to the airport.

Shenggang Express Hotel

Sun, May 3

Coordinator will help you with the hotel/airport transfer when you leave for Hefei.

Fly to Hefei by HU7307 (8:50a-10: 35a)

Holiday Inn Downtown Hefei

Mon, May 4

You will meet child today.  Start the adoption process (orphanage donation is 35,000 RMB, approx $5100 US dollars)


Tues, May 5

Adoption paperwork process


Wed, May 6

Sightseeing: Three Ancient River Village

Bill will take flight back to Beijing by CA1580 (19:50p-21: 35p)

Coordinator will pick up Bill at the airport and help him check in the hotel.

Coordinator will help him with the hotel/airport transfer when he departure.

Bill will stay at Shenggang Express Hotel in Beijing

Thurs, May 7

Free day


Fri, May 8

Get the all paper back; complete forms for ACS


Sat, May 9

Fly to Guangzhou by CZ3874 (14:30p-16:15p)

White Swan Hotel

Sun, May 10

Free day


Mon, May 11

Medical exam for children


Tues, May 12

ACS appt at 9:30am


Wed, May 13

Go to ACS for oath and get visa in the afternoon (around 6:00pm)


Thurs, May 14

Fly to Beijing in the morning by CA1310 (8:00a-11:00a); Arrive in BJ and Family will go to Bethel Foster Home for the Blind and spend the night. CHI will arrange the transfer from the airport to Bethel.


Fri, May 15

Return to BJ and CHI will arrange the Bethel/hotel transfer in the morning.

Sightseeing: the Summer Palace

Renaissance Beijing Hotel

Sat, May 16

Sightseeing in BJ: TianAnMen Square, Forbidden City and the Great Wall (Juyongguan), lunch is included


Sun, May 17

Sightseeing: the Temple of Heaven in the morning; Lunch at Dai Jia Cun Restaurant; Hutong Tour & Chinese Acrobat Show in the afternoon. (Dinner not included.) 


Mon, May 18

Return to the US



Lois O'Brien said...

I am so excited for you! The Holiday Inn is great--it's fun going up to the restaurant and just looking out the window to see what is around the area. Kara is actually from Huangshan. She was the first child adopted from her SWI, and as far as I know, there has only been one other child who has been internationally adopted. One more interesting tidbit about the Holiday Inn: you have to put your card-key in a slot by the door to turn on the electricity in your room! No one ever told us about that, and it took us a little bit to figure out why nothing worked! ;)


Jodi said...

Praying so hard for all of you!!!!

Love ya,
Jodi Sue :)

Amy in Arizona said...

That is so exciting!! Can I come please??? I can't wait to follow along!!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh I wish I could go with you! I'll be praying for you, though, every step of the way. And, just like another time not so long ago, I will be crying tears of joy when I see you two together. It's been a long road, my dear friend...thank you for letting me come along for the ride.

Love you,

Velleta said...

We'll be watching! And if Calliandra gets nervous, you can always Skype us. I'm sure Jenna and Rosanna will be glad to tell her all about life in America.

Manette said...

Oh What Happy News!!! I'm so excited for you guys. I know these next several days can't go fast enough. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts!!!
Sending you lots of hugs and love,
Manette & family

Tina said...

I can't wait to follow your journey, take lots of good pictures for us.