The sister city reception was a blast. I'll blog it in detail later, but before I sign off from posting and get back to touring, let me just give a shout-out to the extraordinary group of friends with whom I've been traveling, who in this photo are flanking three new friends from the Yerevan Sister City Committee. On the left is my partner Amy Wakeland; on the right are my tireless deputy Baydsar Thomasian, my executive assistant Lynnette Amerian and her husband Bruce Bogstad. (All of them, I should note, are paying their own way—your tax dollars are not involved in this trip.) The journey wouldn't have been nearly as exciting or refreshing without Amy and the rest of the crew.