Wednesday, April 25, 2012


  • May 1 --depart Huntsville 3:50 pm
  • May 1 --arrive Chicago  6:00 pm
  • May 1 --depart Chicago 9:15 pm
  • May 2 --arrive Beijing, China 11:30 pm
  • May 3 --Hutong tour
  • May 4 --Great Wall and Temple of Heaven tours
  • May 5 --Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Summer Palace tours
  • May 6 --depart Beijing 7:20 am
  • May 6 --arrive Zhengzhou 8:50 am
  • May 7 --Gotcha Day!
  • May 11--depart Zhengzhou, arrive Guangzhou
  • May 17--U.S. Consulate appointment
  • May 18--oath ceremony at U.S. Consulate
  • May 19--depart Guangzhou 9:00 am
  • May 19--arrive Shanghai 11:20 am
  • May 19--depart Shanghai 4:10 pm
  • May 19--arrive Chicago 4:50 pm
  • May 19--depart Chicago 7:50 pm
  • May 19--arrive Huntsville 9:25 pm (AA 4041)
O.K., so I realize that there is a bunch of time unaccounted for in there.  While we are in Zhengzhou, we will complete the final adoption paperwork, visit John's orphanage, and wait for his passport to be issued.  We'll do some sightseeing and shopping as well.  In Guangzhou, John will have a medical exam and we will wait for his U.S. visa to be issued.  There's still lots of paperwork involved, even in this late stage of the game.  We'll also enjoy some tours and shopping here.  I haven't got the full schedule yet of the specifics! 

We leave THIS Tuesday!!!

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