This is the ESI Uzbekistan team. Andy and I (up top) taught English at the Tashkent Financial Institute. The others were at other city universities. From left to right, David (Pennsylvania), Kimberley (Chicago), Dawn (Portland, OR), Lance (California), Jeff (Michigan) and Jill (North Dakota/Nebraska). For me, being from small-town Alabama, just interacting with this group of Americans was a cultural experience. Out of this group, I have remained in touch with Kimberley and even visited her one year in Chicago. Also, my brother Mark and I visited the Pacific Northwest back in the mid 90s and got to experience a bit of Portland courtesy of Dawn. Perhaps even more intriguing, Dawn and a friend of hers accepted my invitation to explore the Deep South. These girls, from Seattle and Portland, got to stay in the Lake Espy cabin and even had their photo taken with the Golden Peanut in Dothan!