Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Article 5 Pick-Up

The United States government issued our Article 5...don't know what that stands for but it is important...on Tuesday, March 6th.  Then it was picked up by our agency rep and couriered to the office in China that issues travel invitations (official term...the street term is travel approval).

So now we wait for TA...TA!  

That is when we can start making our travel plans.  Typically it takes China 2-3 weeks to issue a TA, but some have been coming in as little as 8 days.  8 days means we would get it next Wednesday.

But me, I'm relaxed.  I'm casual.  I figure TA by next Friday would be just fine.

It looks probable that we will travel sometime in April.  We missed our agency's March travel group leaving March 14th, but they do plan to send a group in April.  It is most probable...though not definite that we will go with the April group.

We don't know when in April. We'll most probably meet our daughter on April 8th, 15th, or 22nd.  (Metcha days in Jiangxi are usually Sundays, sometimes Mondays.)

Personally I think leaving Wednesday April 4th, a few days in Beijing, and meeting Sweet Pea on April 8th would be the best Easter present ever (for me, not her.)



No Greater Love said...

Ahhhh!!!! So excited, so excited, so excited. I CANNOT wait until you go. :) I completely agree that April 8th would be P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

I bet you'll be pressing that refresh button a lot starting next week. :)

Merrill said...

So close!! I'm very excited for you!!