Miss Gioia

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Halfway There

We wore our fancy dress today to celebrate the fact that Miss G now has a US Visa. Woo hoo! In just over 24 hours, she will be sitting pretty in Hawaii as a citizen. For those of you playing along at home, this means that we are halfway to our goal of getting back to Taipei. All we need now is a US passport and a Taiwan visa.

It has been a rough couple of days. We all have been pretty sick with colds, and Gioia has been a whiny cranky pants as a result. As soon as she feels better, she is back to her smiling, giggling self. But when she feels bad, she looks more like this.

In other news, we got upgrades for the Tokyo-Hawaii leg* of our journey tomorrow. And that means we get to sit in the United lounge in the Narita airport during the layover,** which is GREAT because that is the most boring airport in Asia. Seriously. The shopping sucks.

Here are a billion more pictures of Miss G in her pretty dress, which are really only for the grandparents. Everyone else will probably be bored to tears.

See y'all on the other side.

* Why not upgrades for the whole trip, you ask? Well, even though this website says that Star Alliance miles can be used for upgrades between ANA and United, it is a BIG FAT LIE. Grumble grumble.

** Why is it when you stop in one airport and catch a plane for another destination it is called a 'layover,' but when you disembark for the night and continue the next day it is called a 'stopover'? Seems to me in the first instance you are just stopping for a while and in the second you are 'lying' down. So why aren't the names reversed? When I rule the world, that will change. Heh.

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Blogger BevS97 said...

Oh my, I hadn't realised how many different passports/visas you needed to obtain from various departments. I had vaguely assumed, once she was adopted, then that was it,

good luck with all the red tape.


February 13, 2008 8:04 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Yeah, fortress Narita is a booooring airport. Take lots of pics in sunny Hawaii!

February 13, 2008 9:57 PM  
Blogger Jboo said...

What a beautiful baby! Enjoy Hawaii!


February 13, 2008 10:11 PM  

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