Friday, April 6, 2012

Travel Itinerary

4/6/2012  Well, we're in Chicago.  We got up at 2:30am and our plane left Milwaukee at 5am.  We had a pretzel for breakfast and we're just waiting for our flight to Shanghai.  It leaves at 10:29am.  In China it is 11:29pm.  The time difference is 13 hours.  If you're in the central time zone, just look at the clock, count one hour ahead and make the am - pm or vise versa.

4/7/2012 At about 1:30pm (China time) we will arrive in Shanghai and check into our hotel.  Our hotel is right along the #2 Metro line, so we're planning to go downtown to see some of the sights. 

4/8/2012 Flight to Shijiazhuang 12:25pm-2:20pm. Billy, our facilitator, will meet us at the airport and take us to check in the Zhong Mao Hai Yue Hotel.  I'm sure we'll be ready for a rest, but we'll try to stay up until it's time for bed.  Staying awake will help acclimate us to the time change.

4/9/2012 3:30pm Shen Yao will be brought to the hotel!!!!!!!!!  Her "hometown" is a five hour train ride away, so I'm sure she'll be tired. 

4/10/2012  In the morning we will complete the paperwork at the local civil affairs office and notary office. We will take the bullet train to Beijing. Lisa, our facilitator/guide in Beijing, will meet us at the train station and take us to check in the King Wing Hot Spring Hotel.  I don't know what time we'll get there.

4/11/2012 We will have a tour of Beijing today.  Our itinerary includes a visit the Forbidden City, Hutong tour and an acrobat show.  I'm especially looking forward to the acrobat show as the last time I was in China, I didn't get to experience this!

4/12/2012 More touring of Beijing.  Today we will visit the Great Wall and the Summer Palace.
4/13/2012 Flight to Guangzhou. Helen, our facilitator, will meet us at the airport and take us to check in the China Hotel (Marriott). 

4/14/2012  Shen Yao will receive a medical check, TB test, get a visa photo and visa paperwork will be finished.
4/15/2012  Happy Birthday to my Grandma Bunny!!!  We will tour Guangzhou.  They have a zoo with Panda bears, so I hope that is included in our tour. : )

4/16/2012 We have a review of the results of Shen Yao's TB test.  Hopefully that won't take all day!  I don't know what we'll do, but I have a long list of things to buy, so maybe we can find what we are looking for, if we haven't already.
4/17/2012 8:30am is our appointment at the US Consulate in Guangzhou.
4/18/2012 At 3:30pm Shen Yao's visa will be ready for pick up.
4/19/2012 Flight from Guangzhou to Beijing, and then Beijing to Chicago.  We should arrive home in Milwaukee about 6:45pm - A family of three.

I'll post when we get to China.  : )

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the itinerary. I had looked early as was hoping you had time in Chicago to post. Was disappointed to find it was not there! Then after breakfast with our company, I looked again and here it is. I am very thankful! It is hard to think of not texting or talking for this time! We will be praying through your list. Have encouraged many to check it out for specific requests. We are having a special family time of prayer on Sunday after dinner. We love you! We soooo love Shen Yao! And we will be waiting to see "THREE" come down from the plane!! Praying all our requests will be granted by our wonderful, faithful Lord! Mom