We made it through the consulate appointment! WooHoo!! I can now breathe a sigh of relief!! Thank goodness I had my own copies of the update though. The guy checking our paperwork saw the address on my adoption certificate and the address on the paperwork he had was different. He asked if I had an updated I800, which I so gladly told him, "YES!, It's in the folder I just gave you." I also pointed out to him that it was emailed to the consulate last Friday. He said "No problem, I'll keep this one & check our email too." Then I signed everything that I needed to sign. He asked me to cross out our old address on the form and write in the new one. Then he gave me what I needed in order to pick up Elise's passport tomorrow with a US Visa stamped on it!! So, tomorrow at 3:30pm (which is 3:30am Indiana time) our guide will pick up Elise's passport (along with all the other kids in our travel group that are getting adopted). We will meet her in the lobby of our hotel at 4:00pm to get the passport and then get in a van headed for Hong Kong! I am so excited to be heading home! I have really enjoyed this trip. I have learned a ton about China, some good things, some not so good. I'll have to elaborate on those things when I'm home! We have made new friends that will last a lifetime. That is probably the only sad part about this journey coming to an end, I will miss the people we've traveled with, they have become friends and I do hope to see them again!
It's now Tuesday afternoon, we are heading to the hotel courtyard with everyone else in our travel group to take some pictures. We are all hanging out there tonight cause it's our last night in Guangzhou. We're gona order pizza and celebrate the journey we've taken together! (I think we've all had enough Chinese food, plus we are all just about broke!! LOL! So pizza is the cheap & easy choise!)
We did some sight seeing today, but know you'd all rather see pics of Elise, so I took sme pictures of her today playing in the room. I think she knew it was a monumentos day, with her getting a US Visa and all, she seems very happy!! The last picture is a group photo on our sight seeing adventure today.