pam_spratlen_60thPamela Spratlen spent her 60th birthday in Paris:

My birthday is July 14th (as you know Bastille Day in France), so I decided to go to the City of Light and enjoyed a Seine cruise while watching the fireworks over the Eiffel Tower. Then I traveled to Italy and visited Pisa (yes for the Tower), Fano…and Venice. I stopped in Istanbul to visit a friend on the way back to Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan, where she has served as U. S. ambassador for the last few years]. I really enjoyed my entry into a new decade of life.

While celebrating her birthday, Pamela received word that she was nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.