Monday, July 17, 2006

Two more days and we are off, off to China. Here is our schedule:

NOTE: China is 12 hours ahead of CST

Thursday, July 20th - Take off from Montgomery airport to Memphis; Memphis to Detroit; Detroit to Tokoyo; Tokoyo to Guangzhou and then we get to rest our heads for about seven hours at the airport hotel.

Saturday, July 22nd - Fly from Guangzhou to Nanning. We will be met by our guide who will be holding a sign with our name (in English). We will check into The Wharton International.

Sunday, July 23rd - Sightsee, shop, eat, etc.

Monday, July 24th - GOTCHA DAY!!!!! We will take a bus to the Civil Affairs Office in Nanning where we will meet our daughter. They will bring our daughters in one at a time comparing our passport photos to our face and then her TA picture to her face and then hand us our children. I am told they will then take us to Wal-Mart to get the necessary items that our children might need. Wal-Mart?? Of all the places to start your bonding process, go figure. We will then go back to the hotel and spend the day getting to know each other.

Tuesday, July 25th - Go back to the CAO to complete paperwork for her province.

Wednesday, July 26th - Shop and sightsee

Thursday, July 27th - Shop and sightsee

Friday, July 28th - Check out and fly to Guangzhou. We will be met by another guide holding a sign up with our name on it (again, in English).

Saturday, July 29th - Medical exam for Julia?

Sunday, July 30th - Sightsee and shop

Monday, July 31st - Consulate appointment

Tuesday, August 1st - Consulate ceremony

Wednesday, August 2nd - Leave Guangzhou and fly to Tokoyo; Tokoyo to Detroit; Detroit to Memphis and on to Montgomery. We are supposed to arrive at the Montgomery airport around 8:50 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2nd @ 9:00 p.m. - Tim's GOTCHA DAY as he gets to meet his daughter for the first time.

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