With only five days until we leave on the big plane to China, I received our itinerary today! It is as follows:
August 26th - Fly out of Cleveland 10:15 AM.
August 27th - Arrive in Beijing at 2:20 PM, staying at Holiday Inn Downtown Beijing.
August 28th - Visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, touring Hutong by rickshaw, Silk Factory in afternoon.
August 29th - Visiting Great Wall, look at Olympic Stadium, Acrobatic Show in evening (by now I should be stroking out from the heat, lol).
August 30th - Visiting Temple of Heaven, lunch at Hard Rock Cafe, then catch our flight to Hefei (where Ciara is) where we'll be staying at the Hefei Novotel Hotel.
August 31st - GOTCHA DAY! Will be meeting Ciara at 9:30 AM!!
September 1st - Adoption paperwork day.
September 2nd & 3rd - Sightseeing and/or shopping in Hefei, general rest and relaxation and getting to know our new daughter/granddaughter.
September 4th - Leaving Hefei at 2:30 PM arriving in Guangzhou at 4:15 PM
September 5th - Ciara's medical exam.
September 6th - Visiting Chen Family Museum, completing U.S. Consulate paperwork.
September 7th - China's Labor Day Holiday, visiting Qingping Market, and Jade & Pearl shopping.
September 8th - Sightseeing in the afternoon.
September 9th - U.S. Consulate ceremony at 3:00 PM.
September 10th - Leaving China, arriving in Cleveland around 7:00 PM