Our time in Armenia was filled with great food, drink, scenic churches, and abundant Camelina! We thank our gracious hosts for showing us the beauty and culture of Armenia.
We ran into the WWF as they prepared to release a 16 month old bear cub back into the wild. Can bears climb apple trees?
The gang comes across the remains of an ancient hotel. Unfortunately there were no vacancies.
Evan, always the fisherman - even when eating the fish.
Jordan and Evan strike poses in front of lake Sevan. Meanwhile, Mark is busy actually looking for Camelina (not pictured).
Jacko and Alma guard the Sevan Botanical Gardens guesthouse.
A power outage in Sisian warnt gon' stop Evan from 'a' learning about the Adventures of Huck Finn.
Some road damage on the pass to Sevan Lake.
Jordan takes a sip from one of the natural mineral springs in the mountains near Yeghegnadzor.
We share some quality time with the locals picnicking near the spring.
Holdover from the Soviet days - ice cream! It was delicious.
No trip would be complete without a little car trouble... fortunately our driver was also a skilled mechanic.
We pose with our collaborators and the trusty Mercedes van at our last collection site along Sevan Lake. Thank you Dr. George Fayvush, Alla, Rapsime, and our skilled driver for making our trip so successful!
The fruits of our labor - a full plant press.