Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ready to go!

We have less than 48 hours before we leave on our trip of a lifetime. Let me say that travel by itself is not for the faint of heart, but preparing to travel to bring a baby home is way more work than I ever imagined. I have been recording 'Survivor China' & have only had a chance to see one episode but I am imagining us in our own 'Survivor' type situation. Can 2 adults survive 2 + weeks in China lugging 90 pounds of luggage around adding a baby to the mix all while staying in 4-5 star hotels? I mean really, how much stuff do 2 big people & 1 little person need?

We packed only to weigh our suitcase & discover we were over in one bag & quite under in another. We had to shuffle everything around & try it all over again. The net result is that we are still over by Chinese intra-country standards but we are hoping to beg for mercy at the airport in Beijing when we leave for Maddy's province. Maybe showing them her picture will help our plight.

Our itinerary is here: http://meetthehintons.blogspot.com/2007/09/we-have-travel-dates22-day-count-down.html

We are not sure how successful blogger will work in China, so please visit our main website: www.meetthehintons.com & hopefully between the 2 we can keep a log of our journey. Thank you in advance to all the people who have said they will be praying for us. Also keep the other 4 families in our group and Tracy & Adam in your prayers too.


Emma's Journal said...

What wonderful news you have there. Even after getting a referral the wait is hard, i'm not there yet, but I sure feel for you. I can't wait to follow your journey towards your beautiful baby girl. Good luck with posting...we will keep our eyes out.
Have a wonderful flight!
From Fl Sherri

Amy said...

Have a wonderful trip guys! What an adorable family you'll be :) Amy

Dan & Karen Herman said...

Best wishes, our prayers will go with you! Can't wait to meet Madison when you return.

-Karen & Dan Herman

Adam said...

Have a fab trip and see you in GZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are in Shanghai now :)