Hot off the morning's e-mail presses:
To: David & Samantha
CCAI TRAVEL UPDATE 1/13/2006
Great news! Today we received Consulate appointment confirmations for G906!
Your group’s Consulate appointment is confirmed for: 2/14/2006. We are sorry that you were unable to travel before Chinese New Year, but we are very glad to have finally received a confirmed appointment for you.
Based on this Consulate appointment date, CCAI requires that you arrive in Hong Kong on, or before, 2/3/2006. You can depart Hong Kong after 11:30am on 2/16/2006 (or depart directly from Guangzhou after 9:00pm on 2/15/2006).
So, it's official, folks! We are actually going to Hong Kong! In three weeks! Of course that is two months after our match date (!) and eons away from what we'd anticipated, hence our frantic behavior in the past couple weeks. But that frenzy now pays off, as we might be able to relax and enjoy a bit before we leave--catch up on movies, eat in fancy restaurants, learn to sky dive.
And I'm not the least surprised that the window for Plan A and Plan B both closed with a definitive bang. As you might imagine, I'm pretty scrappy with the making of fresh plans. ;)
Hang in there, Ruo-Ruo! We're coming for you!