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!