It is quite difficult to accurately communicate what happened during the 24-hr period beginning at 1200 on 6/22. At that point, ship and mission personnel were planning to provide one 'low-key' ship tour the following day for key US Embassy-Jakarta personnel, the Governor of North Sulawesi, and the Mayor of Bitung. Around 1300 on 6/22, Embassy staff and ship personnel realized that our local Indonesian hosts had additional plans. We just didn't know what those plans were. On the morning of 6/23, the ship was officially welcomed to North Sulawesi. The ceremony included traditional dancers, food, drink, speeches, and even a bamboo-instrument band. By the end of the day, ship and mission personnel were absolutely exhausted. . . .but we all had big smiles on our faces! It was a great day!