We received our itinerary today. Here is what our trip will look like. It is subject to change so I'm hoping the day we go to the Great Wall will be the 20th instead of the 19th. I was really hoping we would be on the Wall on our anniversary. One of the 7 wonders of the world on our 7th anniversary. Oh well it's close enough we can still claim it. Ok for those of you who don't know China is about 12 hours time difference. So if you go to bed at 7pm we will be just waking up at 7am in China. (edit: there was a mixup on the dates our agency sent for our itinery. It's all fixed now and we DO get to spend our anniversary on the Great Wall!!!)
My heart is beating to a new drum, can't wait to see the Beijing sunrise and feel it's blazing rays on my face as I look toward it, eyes closed, satisfied little smile, taking a big deep breath and release it's sigh of relief that our 4 year wait has almost seen the finish line in victory. That thought makes my heart swell with anticipation.
* Saturday 12th: Leave at 5 am!! Destination China!!!!
*Sunday 13th: Arrive in China!!!
*Monday 14th: 8:35 Depart for Harbin, 11:00 Arrive in Harbin, receive our Jazmyn in the afternoon!!!
*Tuesday 15th: 8:30 Family Picture, Registration at provincial government office, Notarization of Documents.
*Wednesday 16th: 9:00 Administration activities, 2:00 shopping.
*Thursday 17th: 10:00 City tour, Receive child's documents and passport (ask if we can visit the aquarium and the park where she was found.)
*Friday 18th: 1:40 Leave for airport, 4:40 Leave for Beijing, 7:40 arrive in Beijing
*Saturday 19th: 9:00 Children's pictures in the hotel, group picture, assembling documents for Canadian Embassy, Beijing Zoo in the afternoon.
*Sunday 20th: 8:30 The Great Wall, Jade Factory, Cloisonne Factory, Olympic 2008 grounds.
*Monday 21st: 8:00 Children's medical exams (immigration applications only so we are free that morning), The Summer Palace....(Kinda romantic to be at a Palace for our anniversary don't you think!) The silk Factory.
*Tuesday 22nd: 9:00 The Pearl Market, Indoor Market.
*Wednesday 23rd: 9:00 Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, Receive child's Canadian documents, Good-bye/Birthday Party
*Thursday 24th: Free day...packing and such and depart for Canada in the evening. 12 Hour time change and ....we arive in Toronto at 9:00 pm.
*Friday 25th: Depart from Toronto at 9:00am, arrive in Halifax and depart for Charlottetown @ 3:55 and arrive at 4:30. Home sweet Home, with our daughter!