Monday, December 06, 2010


12/09  (6:05am)  leave Peoria Airport.
12/10  (12:00am)  arrive in Beijing, meet with guide, go to hotel.
12/11  (9:00am)  sightseeing tour to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tian An Men Square.
12/12  (7:35am)  fly to Shenyang City.
12/12  (8:45am)  arrive in Shenyang City, go to hotel.
12/13  (10:00am)  pick up Saidie from the Civil Affairs office.
12/14  (9:00am)  adoption paperwork.
12/15  (9:30am)  local shopping for Saidie.
12/16  (9:30am)  sightseeing at the Forbidden City.
12/17   (3:00pm)  receive Saidie's passport.
12/17   (5:50pm)  fly to Guangzhou.
12/17  (10:00pm)  arrive in Guangzhou, go to White Swan Hotel.
12/18  (9:30am)  get Saidie's TB test.
12/19  (9:30am)  sightseeing tour to the Chen family temple.
12/20  (9:30am)  Saidie's medical checkup, Saidie's visa photo taken, TB test check.
12/21  (3:30pm)  American Consulate oath taking ceremony.
12/23  (3:30pm)  guide picks up visa.
12/23  (4:15pm)  take train to Hong Kong, go to hotel.
12/24  (10:30am) fly out of Hong Kong airport.
12/24  (3:45pm)  arrive in Peoria Airport.

**We were just informed today that we will also be allowed to visit Saidie's orphanage at some point during our time in Shenyang.


Serving the King said...

12/09 5:01am: Pick up my friend Sonia and stuff her in my suitcase. Sounds like a great trip! Can't wait, can't wait, can't waaaaaiiiittt!! Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?!!!

Anonymous said...

It is really happening! Sounds like you will be busy but still have some time to shop on your own. So glad you will be going to Saidie's Orphanage. I know you really want to see it. Praying for all of you!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa

Anonymous said...

So glad you posted your itinerary! Now we know what days to pray for what. We will be praying for everyone to travel well, to stay healthy and for a sweet uniting with Sadie. Enjoy the sights and sounds and history of Beijing. The Forbidden City is ji-normous, so wear comfy shoes.:)
Blessings to you all!
The Kochs

sunnycalgirl said...

Sounds like full days and events. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Will look forward to meeting your little girl through this site...Blessings!

Paige said...

I am so glad you can visit the orphanage! Wow, your time is finally here, I will be praying for you throughout your trip and these new adjustments.

Enjoy every moment!

Lisa S said...

So excited for you all! We'll be following your journey. If you have any trouble accessing Blogger in China, you could try travelpod.com where Drew posted last summer from Beijing! Beverly will be staying with us from Dec 14-Jan 2. Funny that she will be here in Tremont and you will be in China! Safe and speedy travels.

Lisa said...

What a gift it is for you to be able to visit Sadie's orphanage. We were able to go to Ava's and pick her up from there. As difficult as it was to see it, it was something that we were able to experience from the life she had before joining ours and something we are able to share with her first hand.