Friday, April 27, 2012

travel dates

We're leaving Sunday, June 3rd, arriving in Taipei on the 4th.  I'm working on where to stay in Taipei that week.  I have several leads on apartments within a 5 minute walk of MRT stations.  We'll head south most likely on Friday.  I have a place picked out to stay on the beach at Kenting.  There's also some places that we want to visit in Ping Tung.  We'll spend the night in Tainan Tuesday and meet Hudson on Wednesday, June 13th.  We'll take the HSR back to Taipei that night.  I'm working on another apartment that has two beds that is close to an MRT stop once again.  AIT appointment Thursday.  Sightseeing in Taipei Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Go home Monday, June 18th.

I was on the phone for a little over an hour with the airline tonight reserving our flights and getting Hudson's one way ticket back.  Complicated stuff!  The representative on the phone apologized over and over that she had to put me on hold so much.  I laughed.  Lady, we've waited a long time to get to this point.  Being on hold with you for an hour is the easiest part!

Hannah said a few really sweet things today.  She told me that Hudson can sleep in her bed if he's scared because he doesn't know us yet.  She also offered to teach him how to ride a tricycle.  I get all teary-eyed thinking about what a great big sister she's going to be.  I'm also relieved that she'll have someone to play with at home.  There's only so much hula-hooping, jump roping, hide-and-seek, and ball throwing that I have patience for.

Update 4/28/12 - Serviced apartment in Taipei secured for beginning and end of trip.  Great location.  Yippie!

Sunday 6/3 - Depart
Monday 6/4 - Arrive in Taipei late, check in to apt and zzzzzzz.
Tuesday 6/5 - Sleep in!
Wednesday 6/6
Thursday 6/7
Friday 6/8 - visit Ping Tung, spend night in Kaoshiung
Saturday 6/9 -Kaoshiung
Sunday 6/10 - Kaohsiung
Monday 6/11 - beach house at Kenting
Tuesday 6/12 - beach house at Kenting, travel back to Tainan for the night
Wednesday 6/13 - Hudson day in Tainan, travel back to Taipei, check into apt again
Thursday 6/14 - AIT appointment
Friday 6/15
Saturday 6/16 - go to Jade and Flower Market in Taipei
Sunday 6/17 - Father's Day
Monday 6/18 - Fly home


  1. Congratulations Sarah!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to follow you to Taiwan. Sounds like you have some exciting things planned. I'm so excited to finally see Hannah and Hudson together! She is going to be an awesome big sister!

  2. I am so excited for you! His room looks great and I'm right there with you with only so much playing with my kids that I can do. Read a book? Sure! Play baby dolls and tea party? Only for a few minutes:)

  3. Yay! Hope the apartments work out for the dates you will be in Taipei. So excited for you!! And it will be great for Hannah to have a little brother. She is going to be a great big sister, I'm sure!


  4. I can't wait to see your little man in your arms! So excited for you that your wait is coming to an end! Also excited to follow along and sightsee through you and all :)
    Blessings to your family :)

  5. Congrats Sarah & Kevin! How exciting!! Can't wait to meet your little man! Blessings on your trip! :)

    Matt, Janice, Jadon, & Sammy

  6. Yahoo! So excited for you you all to get on a plane and go get that little man. You have June 3rd written down as your travel date and then when I scrolled down I saw it was really May. Thank goodness! Hannah is going to be a great big sister. Get ready for the craziness of 2 kids. Safe travels:)

    1. Unfortunately, it really is JUNE. I used labeled the month incorrectly as 5 instead of 6 when I made myself a calendar. :( It's okay. Getting to Skype with Hudson and his foster mama brought me a great deal of peace knowing that he's well loved and very content.

  7. Great news! Looking forward to following your trip!

  8. Oh Sarah- That is a bummer that you can not travel until June. There is sooooooo much top do I am sure the time will go by quickly. I am glad that you were able to Skype and start the process of getting to know Hudson and vice versa.

  9. Blessings to you Sarah and to your family as you travel to Taiwan in June and in all the months before and after!

  10. I'm so behind in my blog reading that your travel date is very soon. So exciting- can't wait for your family of four to be together. Finally!


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