Instead of leaving on Oct. 4, we are leaving on Oct. 16. This is because China has national holidays the first part of Oct., and if we arrived on the 4th, it would be like someone coming to the USA on Christmas Day. Not the most convenient time to be settling new arrivals for the locals. It worked out the best for us as well... more time with family and friends.
But, we leave exactly 3 weeks from today! We'll fly from Amarillo to Dallas to Tokyo (where we have a long layover) and then on to Beijing that night. We get into Beijing in the evening.