"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

To China?

I'm not sure if I've mention before, but we bought plane tickets (back in July '07) from a Charity Auction. They were for San Fransisco, but hubs phoned the travel agent and asked if it's possible to use them for China. They said "No worries!"... course they said No Worries - China is alot closer the the US - hence it's cheaper for them!!! Anyway, they expire July 2008. Hubs (who doesn't follow the rumours/boards/cut off dates) was sure we'd be going to China by July 2008. Sadly, that appears quite unlikely. SO - what do we do with these tickets?!! We debated taking to kids to the US, but to be honest - it'd cost us thousands (lots of thousands) - so the other option is sticking with China, and doing a Family Holiday, early next year!

It's a sure-fire way to see the sights, we want to see (The Gre@t W@ll, Xian Terracotta Warriors, and H0ngK0ng D!sney), without the added pressure of being in a group, fitting in official appointments etc. On the adoption trip, it'd be unlikely that we'd go through Beij!ng and I figure if we're going to our daughter's country of birth - we should see the most popular landmark/attraction there!!! Yes, it will still cost a substantial amount of money, but with getting the kids there on Frequent Flyers, and our tickets already paid for - it's HEAPS less than the US option! We are looking at going in April. Winter will be over and the Olymp!cs will still be a few months away.


...Now that I've verbally expressed our plans... you watch, we'll be back for a few days, then have to leave again on our "daughter mission"!!! I don't care - if Murphys Law proves correctly - it'll still be a win-win situation... CC@A speed up, our kids get to see where the amazing country where their little sister was born.

15 comments:

Special K said...

Very very cool! I'd love to have the time and the money to travel to China before Mia comes home.
Have fun and soak it all in.

Chelley said...

Oh how totally COOL would that be?!?!?!?!

Omgoodness do you need anyone to carry your bags??!?!?!

That would really be such a wonderful experince for you all!!

Can you tell that I am just a LITTLE excited and hey I am not even the one going!?!?!?

ok I am going now to drool with envy!!

Made in China said...

That sounds like a great plan.

There is a lot of preassure to do it all when you are in China. If you have already seen the sights and bout lots of souvenirs, then you can just focus on bonding with your baby!!

Catherine said...

Wow! What a great opportunity for your family! The GW, warriors and HK D1sney too? Yippee!!!!

Doris & Dan said...

Do it! Go and take it all in. But you have to blog all about it!

Keep smilin!

i-Con said...

Great idea! I will miss seeing you on the 'US Tour' though :0)

kris said...

I so want to do a China trip while I wait, not sure I'll ever be able to swing it though! Hope you guys do it, it would be so fun to see all the sights!

rubyiscoming said...

Ugh - amazing that we possibly won't be in China to meet our daughters by July, isn't it?

Sounds like a GREAT trip for you guys though - we are definitely envious - my folks are in China right now :)

chet said...

That sounds like fun! One advantage top doing this is that you can do all of the tourist things without the rushing around that comes with an adoption.

Janet said...

That is SO exciting! I would LOVE to do that!

M3 said...

I think San Fran is a MUCH better option. (no bias of course).

Heehee!!!!!

Sam said...

Ooooo...Shopping!!!!!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a great plan but... are you sure that you wouldn't rather come and see the Grand Canyon???
;o)

Debz said...

OMW you got the chance NOW GO!!!! You can't not! YOu'll regret it forevah!

Jen said...

Oh, I am sooooo jealous! That is so exciting!