We will be leaving tomorrow morning bright and early. We are packed, everything is in order, and we have our pet sitter/house sitter all prepped and ready to take charge.
We got our itinerary yesterday and it is very exciting. Please pray that we have a safe journey.
8/9 leave from BWI, fly into Chicago and then to Beijing
8/10 arrive in China and rest
8/11 Visit the Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square and the Temple of Heaven
8/12 Visit the Great Wall, see an acrobat show, have a welcome dinner
8/13 Take a rickshaw tour of the Hutong district, visit the Dram Tower, a school, the Summer Palace, take a dragon boat on the Kunming lake, listen to traditional Chinese music played by a musician on a scull boat in Shi Sha Hai. Have lunch in a family home and learn how to make dumplings with the family.
8/14 Leave at 8:00 to fly to Chongqing. Be united with Sophia at 4:00!!!!!!!!
8/15 Do some paperwork and bond with the baby
8/16 More bonding time with the baby
8/17 Fly to Chengdu
8/18 Visit the Wolong Panda Preservation
8/19 Return to Chengdu, visit and Dujiangyan, an ancient irrigation system
8/20 Fly to Guangzhou
8/21 Sophia will have medical exam, tour Guangzhou
8/22 Sophia’s paperwork will be delivered to the US Consulate. We will shop and tour in
8/23 Go to the US Consulate for visa ceremony and to get Sophia’s visas.
8/24 Fly to Hong Kong at 8:20 AM, take an 11:30 flight to San Franscico, then fly to BWI after a five hour layover in SF. Total travel time will be approximately twenty-six hours but we will arrive at BWI at 10:33 PM on 8/24.