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24 Years of Friendship

Fall of 1995 was not an ordinary fall for me. I worked at Walt Disney World from September to January of that year.

While there, I met a lot of people and made amazing memories.

One of the people I met was Molly. We both worked at Disney-MGM Studios at Soundstage Restaurant/ Sunset Ranch Market.

After our College Program, we went our separate ways. Since it was before the age of Social Media and cellphones in each person’s pocket, we lost contact until 2014.

In March of that year, I went out on a whim and called her. We talked for an hour that night. Since then, we became amazing friends and visit each other once a year.

We’ve met up in Cleveland, Pittsburgh (twice), my hometown (twice), her hometown, and now Niagara Falls. Ever since 2016, we call our trips EPIC adventures. She never knows what I am going to make us do.

This year I made her climb 78 windy tight-spaced stairs up a lighthouse. We also walked from Canada to the United States on Rainbow Bridge. However, our favorite memory was taking the yellow pill looking elevator up the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls. We were dazzled with panoramic views of the American Falls, Bridal Falls, and Horseshoe Falls.

A gentleman from the United Kingdom volunteered to take our photograph. Even though you really can’t see the falls in the photo, they were behind us. Right before he took this photo, I had taken a few photos of Molly. Some were without the flash which showed shadows on her face. Then I got a brilliant idea to use the flash. The gentleman used the flash and got this photo.

Why yes, we have matching shirts. We got them after riding the Maid of the Mist on the American side. It’s now a new tradition that we get a matching shirt for prosperity sake.

EPIC trip #5 is in the books. Onto next year’s EPIC trip – Where will go next?

5 thoughts on “24 Years of Friendship

  1. Niagara Falls is great, isn’t it? One of the wonders of creation… Did you go to the museum on the Canadian side that has the barrels that people went over the falls in? They have some really weird exhibits in there. Definitely worth it if you go again.

    It’s wonderful that you’ve been able to re-establish contact with your friend.

  2. I am putting that on our list of must-sees the next time we go to the Falls. She lives about an hour and a half/ 2 hours away so the Falls is a great meeting up place.

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