FC: a traveling bond
1: In 2009 I went on a trip to Italy and Greece with 30 others my age. Not only did we experience things that I had dreamed of since I was a little girl, but I received two life long partners that have stuck with me ever since we met that hot and foreign summer years ago.
3: We visited a family who had owned a pottery store and market for multiple generations. After the son Mario was finished demonstrating, I was chosen to throw some pottery of my own infront of my new found friends.
5: In the streets of Athens, Greece: My fast friend and current Best Friend to this day Kelly and I shared some freshly cooked corn on the cob from a street vendor. I was obviously too excited and didn't wait for the Corn to cool to the right temperature and burned my mouth. And was lucky enough that my friend was there with a camera to document the whole thing.
7: Upper Left: Me and Kelly along with others helped make pathways for the new born turtles to easily be guided towards the ocean. | Upper Right: Me and Greek native Nicholas shared a dance that has been in their culture for hundreds of years. | Lower Left: We made pizza at a local Italian pizza shop with some local ingredients. (one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten) | Lower Right: Kelly and I set up to race each other at the first Olympic stadium in Greece.
9: While visiting an old structure that was on top of a mountain overlooking the Greek coast, My new friend Troy was casually sitting on the side of the castle wall with his feet dangling over the side. I hollered at him to stop it before he fell and got hurt and he merely laughed and kept on doing his adventurous sitting on the cliff side. (more about him later)
11: As the trip came to a close I realized these two people meant the most to me.
12: Troy and I have been together ever since that trip.
13: Kelly and I haven't gone more than 3 days without speaking since the trip and we visit often.
15: This is a photograph taken of our last meal together in Italy. Troy on my right and Kelly on my left. After adventuring and experiencing all that Greece and Italy had to offer us we will share that bond forever. | (on the plane ride back home)