It ended with a waffle from the only Dutch waffle shop in Chicago. A strange guy who heckles people from across the street late at night to come in and sample his produce. He flies back six times a year to bring back Albert Heijn Chocolate. We questioned whether that was really necessary but he insisted it was. He did give some great tips on the cheapest way to travel... from Chicago to Frankfurt and then by train to Amsterdam. Under $300 all-in. Pretty impressive. You have to go to the German-language version of Deutsch bahn to get the cheapest tickets and buy the discount cards.
My translator and guide, John Hart, has been a wonderful host with boundless energy. He has devoted himself unreservedly to the Foundation's cause and I have much less to do than I did when I arrived.