Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TA's are here!

Our Travel Approval (TA) has arrived! Yippee!

Mike, our travel coordinator at the agency, is working on the consulate appointments (CA) for our group right now. I think he's requesting either January 21 or 22 (I'll have to look back at my notes and see).

Here is what my tentative itinerary looks like:

January 8, 2009 Depart US for Beijing
January 9, 2009 Arrive in Beijing
January 10, 2009 Tour Beijing (Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Acrobat Show)
January 11, 2009 Tour Beijing (1/2 day)
January 11, 2009 Fly from Beijing to Guangzhou
January 11 (evening) OR January 12 (morning): GOTCHA DAY!!!!!
January 12 or 13, 2009 Adoption Day
January 13-20, 2009 Enjoy the sights in and around Guangzhou, get to know Kaelie
January 21 or 22, 2009 Consulate Appointment
January 23, 2009 Fly from Guangzhou back to US

Hopefully in the next day or two we will be able to start making travel arrangements. This is the last big hurdle to overcome for the trip. I have all the consulate and general paperwork gathered, and my suitcase is almost packed. My visa is supposed to come via Fed-Ex this afternoon. The only thing I need to get finished are my lesson plans that my substitute will use while I'm on leave! I'm so thrilled that this is finally happening!


Doreen said...

Great News!!!!!!!

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

prechrswife said...

Wonderful news!!!

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Karen this is great I am so glad you decided to go to Beijing. It is something you will not regret doing I am sure.. We can't wait to follow your trip

Love ya

Alyson and Ford said...

Great news! Start packing!

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Tonya said...

I hope y'all haveing such a great time.

Emily said...

My name is Emily Flynt and Jen gave me your site...I want to visit with you as we live in the same city as Jen and Mike and we are leaving the 8th for China for our 18month old!!!! We're also flying back the 23rd!! SMALL WORLD!! I'd love to chat...email me at rebsandhogs@juno.com and get me your number...maybe we'll be on the same flights!!! We're headed to Beijing and then Hunan!
here's our blog www.journeytoashleimei.blogspot.com

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