Sunday, June 10, 2012

This is Only a Test...


I am conducting a test to see if my VPN (I am using Express VPN) and my new blogging app (Blogsy) will work while I am in China. China does not allow people in China to access public networking sites so I have to go through a 3rd party website to get to my blog and Facebook. So here it goes!

We have our official itinerary for our 20 day adventure to pick up Cooper!

Day 1 - Fly! Colorado Springs to Chicago to Beijing
Day 2 - Arrive in Beijing - check into Crowne Plaza Wangfujing Hotel
Day 3 - Tour Beijing to include Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Day 4 - Visit the Great Wall
Day 5 - Depart Beijing for Zhengzhou - check into Crowne Plaza Hotel
Day 7 - Finalize adoption in the eyes of the Chinese Government
Day 8 - Free day
Day 9 - Free day
Day 10 - Dragon Boat Festival
Day 11 - Depart Zhengzhou for Guangzhou - check into The China Hotel
Day 12 - Free day
Day 13 - Medical appointment
Day 14 - Fill out paperwork for consulate appointment
Day 15 - Get Cooper's passport
Day 16 - Consulate Appointment
Day 17 - Pick up Cooper's Visa
Day 18 - Depart Guangzhou for Hong Kong via train - check into Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
Day 19 - Tour Hong Kong
Day 20 - Fly back to the USA!!!

I'm exhausted just looking at this itinery. 20 days is a very long time to be away from home. But it will be quite an experience!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all my family and friends who have given us their support and encouragement through this whole experience. There is only one word that can completely describe how I feel about you all...


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