Saturday, June 21, 2014

Travel Dates

We have our travel dates!  We leave Canada August 8th and return the 22nd.  We still don't have our itinerary for China but I am guessing Lily day will be the 10th or 11th.  I think we should be getting our itinerary in the next week or so.  We got direct flights which is good. I don't like transferring and this will make things much easier.  On the way back home we opted to fly business class.  The cost difference was minimal and having the extra room with Lily I think will make for a better flight home.

I've been looking for information on Shihezi, Lily's city.  There isn't a lot of information out there.  It's waaaay out there in the province of Xinjiang.  Population is about 650,000 people.  There is a big university that has a student population of about 40,0000.  Cotton is the main economic driver in the area.  Textiles also plays a big role.  It's been said Shihezi is a Shining Pearl in the Gobi Desert.

Can't wait to go and pick up our beautiful girl!

9 comments:

Michele said...

We will be at our China Travel Group Reunion that weekend and I can't wait to tell all the others that another girl will be finally meeting her forever family. Congratulations again!

Doris Clark said...

Awesome! That is great to have the dates to plan and prep.

Keep smilin!

Doris Clark said...

Awesome! That is great to have the dates to plan and prep.

Keep smilin!

Sherri said...

Wow Aug 8th, that was our LID 8-8-06

I'm so very happy for you. Looking forward to following you on your journey. God Bless!

Vicky said...

Hi firstly congratulations on your referral, secondly I have been to ShiHeizi. This was in 2011 with the UK NGO The Good Rock foundation, they do a lot of foster care training and support working with the authorities. There isn't a formal SWI so all children are fostered I believe? ShiHeizi has a fascinating history, created in the 1950s by the. Red Army, there's a great museum which explains it's history, 60 years ago there was nothing there and they became example of urban irrigation, basically creating a city in the middle of desert! Vicky

Jules Bee said...

Wow...3 weeks from today! Congrats on this very long awaited amazing gift!

L.J said...

congrats, enjoy the trip!

Reid said...

I'm just someone who loves following blogs about these precious Chinese adoptions. A friend had seen yours and suggested I follow. Your travel date is drawing near. Praying for your safe travels and for your baby girl to feel total peace with you both as her new parents. Godspeed!

Jamie and Angela said...

Just a few more days! I hope that you will blog your journey! It's great to look back on later, I wrote a lot of things on mine that I would never have remembered otherwise.