A Travellerspoint blog

A Word of Explanation

Lora and I both started to write our own travel blog. Then we decided to combine our thoughts in one location. So what you will get our individual perspective on the trip. We hope that this combined will make the blog a little interesting and more informative.

We start our journey on Wednesday, Sept 1st but don't get to Beijing until 11:10 pm on Thursday and then we still have a couple of hours to get our baggage and get to the hotel. We probablly won't be updating the blog until sometime on Friday at the earliest.

Friday is supposed to be a sightseeing and get adjusted day. I think we are going to be challenged given our late arrival. However, I hope the busy schedule will help us adjust more quickly.

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Getting Ready


View China Bound on jckrier's travel map.


We have our tickets, passports with visa, made arrangements for a pet sitter and planned what we will take. All that is left is to actually pack and do all the stuff that has to happen at the last minute.

We leave on Sept 1st. First stop is Seattle to meet with Chris, Lora and Lily. Then we make the big hop to Beijing.

My first trip to China as a "tourist"

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"The Call" From CCAI

Today we had our conference call with CCAI (our adoption agency) and the other families in our travel group. We also received our final travel packet which contained our itinerary while in China. We are so excited! We leave one week from today.

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We're Heading to China

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I thought it would be nice if you could follow along with us on this journey just as many of you did when we traveled to China in 2005 to adopt Lily.

We made our travel arrangements yesterday. On September 1st we will leave Spokane, WA and fly to Seattle, WA. Here we will meet up with Chris' Mom and Dad. They are accompanying us on this very special journey. From Seattle we will fly non-stop to Beijing, China. We will spend a couple of days in Beijing doing some sightseeing then travel south to Zhengzhou, which is in the Henan Province. This is where Levi is from. On Monday, September 6th, we will be united with little Levi.

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