Friday, December 01, 2006

Details, details, details

12/7 Leave the U.S. for Hong Kong.

12/8 Arrive in Hong Kong, Regal Kowloon Hotel.

12/9 Tour Hong Kong.

12/10 Fly to Chongqing, Golden Resources Hotel.

12/11 Meet to fill out adoption forms. At 2:00PM go to the Registration Office to receive Maisie!!! It's Maisie Day!!! Complete adoption registration, registration photo and adoption notarization.

12/12 Shopping trip for baby supplies. CCAI’s medical consultant visits Maisie in our room. (Waiting for Maisie's adoption paperwork to be processed.)

12/13 Half-day city tour to the old town – CiQiKou.
(Waiting for Maisie's adoption paperwork to be processed.)

12/14 Rest & half-day city tour to the Chongqing Zoo.
(Waiting for Maisie's adoption paperwork to be processed.)

12/15 Take group pictures in the hotel lobby in the morning. Receive Maisie’s adoption registration certificate and notary paperwork in the morning. Receive her passport in the afternoon.

12/16 Leave Chongqing for Guangzhou, White Swan Hotel.

12/17 Free time, rest, shop and/or tour

12/18 Maisie's visa physical and visa photo taken in the afternoon. Group meeting to prepare paperwork for consulate appointment.

12/19 Consulate appointment.

12/20 Go to the U.S. Consulate to take the oath. Receive Maisie's visa at the conclusion of the oath ceremony.

12/21 Leave Guangzhou for Beijing, Peace Hotel. Beijing Roast (Peking) Duck dinner.

12/22 Morning tour of the Summer Palace. Julie & Tess arrive at lunchtime and will be with us until we land in the U.S. Afternoon tour of Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. Beijing Noodle House dinner.

12/23 Tour The Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Cloisonné Factory. Evening Acrobatic show.

12/24 Tour Temple of Heaven, Hutong Lane tour, Silk Institution tour and Tea house.

12/25 Leave for home!!!


  1. So happy for you - the time has come!!!!
    This will probably be the BUSIEST holiday for you ever, but also the BEST, most REWARDING, FUN holiday ever.
    Can't wait to travel along with you to bring Maisie home!

  2. Smooch and a hug! I am thrilled for you guys. What a great holiday season :0)

    I cannot wait to see that sweet girl in your arms.

    Nice to know you are going to lighten that luggage and NOT pack any duct tape ;0)

  3. How exciting! I can not wait to read all about it......and see pics of that beautiful little girl! Safe travels my friend.

  4. Oh my gosh! I can't wait to read all about your trip and your wonderful daughter!

  5. We will be in Hong Kong exciting!!! Can't wait to see you!

  6. Sounds like a great trip, enjoy every single minute!!!

  7. How wonderful that we're less than a week from Miss Maisie. What a wonderful way to end the year and enjoy the holidays.

    Wishing you Godspeed and a wonderful Maisie Day, my friends.



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