Here's the quick and dirty version of what our trip should tentatively look like:
March 26: Arrive at airport in Orlando at 5 a.m. for 8:13 flight to Beijing via Dulles.
March 27: Arrive in Beijing at 2:30 p.m. Upon arrival, guide picks us up and transfers us to Novotel Peace Hotel. Free for the rest of the day.
March 28: Breakfast at hotel. Visit Great Wall (2 hour drive from Beijing), Lunch, tour Summer Palace, Dinner.
March 29: Depart Beijing at 11:35 a.m. for Nanchang. Arrive in Nanchang at 1:55 p.m. Upon arrival, guide picks us up and transfers us to the Gloria Plaza Hotel. GET CARMON around 5 p.m.
March 30: Civil Affair registration and Notary office.
March 31: Apply for Carmon's Chinese passport.
April 1: Visit orphanage.
April 2: Abby and Carmon will leave Nanchang at 10:10 a.m. to fly to Guangzhou and arrives in Guangzhou at 11:35 a.m. Upon arrival, guide will pick us up and transfer us to the Guandong Victory Hotel. First medical check will be that afternoon. Tom and Price will leave Nanchang at 11:25 a.m. to fly to Beijing, arrive Beijing at 1:45 p.m. before flying out of Beijing at 6:25 p.m. to come back to the States.
April 3: 2nd medical check (She will have to have 5 immunizations so they are breaking it up into 2 appointments)
April 4, 5, 6: Free to explore city.
April 7: Consulate Appointment at 9 a.m. Only the guide goes to this one. She delivers our paperwork for us.
April 8: Around 2:30 p.m. guide will take us to the Consulate for the Swearing In ceremony.
April 9: Abby and Carmon will leave at 12:00 p.m. to fly to Beijing, arrive Beijing at 2:50 p.m. Then we will fly from Beijing at 6:25 p.m. to come back to the States for an arrival at five minutes after midnight in Orlando (technically the 10th of April).
By the way, China is 13 hours ahead of Florida (Eastern time zone) time. So, if you are reading this at 1 in the afternoon here, it is 2 in the morning there.