I drove to the Chinese Embassy and received my passport and Chinese visa without any problems and it only cost me $160 which isn't too bad.
I then drove back home, got on-line and booked a flight from LAX to Kunming which departs this Wednesday at 1 am.
So, tomorrow night, maybe around 9 or 10 pm, I'll go with my family to the airport and prepare for my next adventure.
The flight from LAX to Shanghai will be about 14 hours and hopefully I'll be able to sleep a bit.
I will have a 2 hour layover in Shanghai and then board a flight to Kunming which will only be 3 or 4 hours long.
I will arrive in Kunming, on Thursday around 11:30am Chinese Time and I am really excited.
I've been waiting a long time for this and tomorrow will be my last day here in the USA for a while.