With 24 days to go before departure day, things really are coming together:
– We found a great young couple to rent our place while we are gone.
– We got all our shots (DPT, HepAB, typhoid, and polio)
– We got the best possible China visa (12 months multiple entry).
– We did a test pack of our fancy backpacks and while we will have to trim a few items, everything is going to fit.
– We actually have some plane tickets, although there are still a few gaps to fill in.

All the big stuff is good…now a million little things to do!