Saturday, May 17, 2008


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May 23rd
Leave Orlando at 8:30 am

May 24th
Arrive Beijing at 1:15pm
Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon

May 25th -- ADDISON DAY!
(and Scott & Melissa's 11th Wedding Anniversary)
Visit the Great Wall
Fly from Beijing to Guiyang 5pm - 8pm
Meet Addison at 9:30pm!!!
We'll be staying at the Ramada Plaza Guiyang.

May 26th
Civil Affairs appointment for registration, notary and apply for passport
Spend the day getting to know our son. :-)

May 27th
Visit and tour Guiyang Children's Welfare Institute (the orphanage)
May 28th
Frolic with the monkeys at QianLing Park
Received a blessing at Hong Fu Si temple

May 29th
Huang Guo Shu Waterfall

May 30th
Visit a local school. (This is something Melissa requested, as you can probably guess.)

May 31st
Fly to Guangzhou in the morning
We'll be staying at the Victory Hotel, in their new building

June 1st
Safari Park with other CHI (our agency) families

June 2nd
Addison's Medical

June 3rd
Visa appointment at 10:30
Enjoy Shamian Island

June 4th
Take visa oath in the afternoon

June 5th
Begin the long journey home:

  • Leave Guangzhou in the morning and fly to Beijing
  • Leave Beijing in the evening and arrive in Washington D.C. on June 5th at 7:45pm
  • Stay overnight in D.C.
June 6th
Arrive in Orlando at 12:44 via United Airlines Flight #1559.
Hug and kiss Kate A LOT!


Karen M said...

The countdown is ON! Wooo HOOO!

The Lewises said...

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! shrieks Emily, and then she yells "I so essited!!" when something great is about to happen. "AAAAHHHHHHH!! We so essited!!" :D

Caroline, Kevin, Emily and David

The Lewises said...

P.S. If you like licorice, don't miss the dried black plum (Wu mei) pieces for sale at the Great Wall. (They're at the open vendor market just before you start the climb.) They're cheap and absolutely delicious! Enjoy!! Caroline

Anonymous said...

Wow, another Floridian. I love reading blogs and re-living the experience. Congratulations.

Susan and Kate
Tampa, FL (CHI List 12)

Barbie said...

Oh my goodness I didn't realize you were on your way! I can't wait to see your Addison in your arms!!

Snowflowers Mum said...

at last! cannot wait to follow along