The wreath from the U.S.A., to be presented in front of the the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
Bulgarian Honor Guards marching in.
Arrival of the honor guard at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
The site officer, Mark Patrick, and his counterpart
Arrival of President Parvanov's motorcade.
Arrival of President Bush's motorcade.
More arrival of Bush's motorcade...
U.S. Ambassador John Berlye and his wife Jocelyn
The two first couples
President & Mrs. Bush, President & Mrs. Parvanov
The first couples in front of the Monument to the Unkown Soldier (at Saint Sofia Church)
The VIP section
U.S. President George W. Bush walks behind a wreath to be placed at the tomb for the unknown soldier during an arrival ceremony in Nevsky Square in Sofia, Bulgaria Monday June 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
U.S. President George W. Bush lays a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier during an arrival ceremony in Nevsky Square in Sofia, Bulgaria Monday June 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Thanking the Bulgarian vets that served in Iraq & Afghanistan
Presidential entourage making a comeback to greet the visitors.
Here they come!
Bush up close.
Bush shaking hands and greeting the people.
The first ladies walking by.
Bush's limo backing up to pick him up at the end of the line.
The Bushes driving away in their limo.
The White House Press Corps making a dash back to their vehicles.
President Parvanov walking back to his limo.
A TV cameraman.
The press closing up shop.
Statue of Benjamin Franklin in the courtyard before the entrance to the embassy.
Embassy employees and families starting to assemble in the Atrium to wait for the President's “meet & greet” event.
The children arriving at the CLO.
The children being entertained in the CLO.
Lola surveying the room
The inner courtyard of the embassy... walking to the area where President Bush will be arriving.
Aric Whatley being wanded for the meet & greet, while Mark Patrick (right) looks a little nervous. hehehe,
Some of the FSNs (foreign service nationals) waiting for President Bush's arrival.
Waiting for President Bush in the courtyard of the Marine House.
Secret Service and A/V tent
Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte
U.S. Ambassador John Beyrle and wife Jocelyn
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush
The U.S. embassy with Mt. Vitosha in the background
Pres. Bush shaking hands with Dean Willis.
President Bush shakes hands with Megan Willis, as Dylan Cain (blond kid) looks up at him.
Bush holding Harvey Vasquez's baby.
Not sure whose kid this is....
Here I am, shaking hands with the man. Surprisingly, he was such a nice, personable man in person. I was very impressed by him.
Laura Bush chatting with the children, as her assistant hands out postcards of the White House pets.
Pres. Bush with COL Nelsen (Sean's boss)
Pres. Bush with Brian Bishop (he's an idiot, but Bush didn't know)
Pres. Bush chatting with Sue as Trinh looks on.
President Bush with Trinh
The Peace Corps group in Bulgaria
"I promise as President I will bring peace to Bulgaria... or whatever."
Willis' at the presidential podium (U.S. Embassy Sofia, 11-JUNE-07)
Jean Willis saying goodbye to Marilyn Prekup (former nurse in the embassy's Health Unit)
Two cool dudes preparing Air Force One for the President and Mrs. Bush.
They're going home.
Mt. Vitosha from the Marine House
The Marine House's bar (Sean in the black tshirt, Terry Waters in the green shirt)
Mary Cain & Kathy Whatley
The "Wheels Up" celebration party
There's Trinh, getting as much coverage as President Bush in the local newspaper. ;) I'm in the top photo, and also the 2nd photo (taking a picture of the Prez).