Sunday, November 30, 2008

One Week To Go

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know we have our travel itinerary. We depart on December the 9th, and arrive in Beijing on December the 10th. We will be staying at the same hotel we stayed in last time we were in Beijing ("the Peninsula Palace"). On Sunday December 14th, we have orientation with Holt, and meet the other families. Then on December 15th (Monday), we fly to Li Na's Province of Nanning. We arrive in Nanning around 11:00AM, and check into the Majestic hotel, and meet Li Na at 3:30PM (aka, Gotcha Day, or Forever Family Day). Which will be Li Na's Day... We will be in Nanning for 4 days to finish up her paperwork, which completes the Chinese part of the adoption process. Then, on December 19th (Friday), we leave for Guangzhou, to finalize her adoption at the U.S. Consulate. It will be a very, very long return home. After completing our visas, December 23rd (Tuesday) and saying our oath that we will take care of her, we take an 8:30 pm train, arriving in Hong Kong at 10:30. We will spend the night at an airport hotel. We leave early the next morning for our 12 hour flight to San Francisco, and arrive on December 24th (Christmas Eve Morning) at 8:30AM. We hope you follow our incredible adventure in picking up little "Li Na"