Here is a fantastic picture, and story about how two women from different countries became friends and met by chance in a third country. A story of the true meaning of Friendship Force!
May 19, 2009 – Mitsuko Kawabata (FF of Ehime, Japan) and Sharon Spear (FF of Eastern Washington and North Idaho) meet by chance in Cappadocia, Turkey while both were waiting to take a hot air balloon ride. Sharon had joined with FF of Northern Illinois and was enroute to Izmir, Turkey for an exchange with FF of Karsiyaka Bay.
Mitsuko was Sharon’s houseguest for 8 days during the Ehime club exchange to Liberty Lake, Washington in 2008.
Sharon’s club is planning a 2011 outbound exchange to Ehime where she will have an opportunity to meet with Mitsuko again!!!