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Woman Makes Incredible Journey To Honor Late Best Friend Who Loved Lord Of The Rings

Left image shows friends Emily and Brittany before Brittany lost her battle with cancer. Right image shows a heart drawn in snow with a message for Brittany.

Emily and Brittany met in college ten years ago and remained friends after graduation. Emily describes Brittany as “the BIGGEST nerd and a massive Lord of the Rings fan.” Brittany loved the books and the movies. She even used LotR quotes and drawings to enhance their college dormitory space. It had always been Brittany’s dream to visit Middle Earth. Sadly, on March 13, 2021, the Lord of the Rings fan lost her battle with Ovarian cancer before she could take that journey.

Image shows a small white board that was used to display quotes from The Lord of the Rings book and movies series.
Image from TikTok.

Emily wanted a better ending for her friend. She began planning a trip to Middle Earth. The filming locations are in New Zealand. Although she couldn’t physically take her friend, Emily could take a picture and all of her memories with Brittany. With an 8-inch by 11-inch color photo of Brittany, Emily set out to fulfill her friend’s dreams. She began her trip at Bag End, the underground home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins — a fitting place to start an epic adventure.

Left image shows a general message explaining about the Lord of the Rings cancer journey. Right image shows the door to Bag End, where Bilbo and Frodo lived.

Images from TikTok.

Next on the itinerary was a quick stop at the Green Dragon Inn. A quick round of ale and a toast to friendship. After replenishment, Emily set out toward Mount Doom. The fictional volcano in Mordor, where the One Ring was forged, was also the only place it could be destroyed.

Left image shows the Green Dragon Inn, with Emily raising a toast to her friend, Right image shows Emily on the slope of Mount Doom.
Images from TikTok.

Stopping to rest at the hobbit’s hideaway was an important visit. The site was used in the movies as a way station or safe area for weary travelers. Moving along, it was imperative to scale the Mountains of Gondor. Peregrin “Pippin” Took remained in Gondor, where he became a Knight of Gondor.

Left image shows the Hobbit Hideaway, a resting spot for travelers. Right image shows her standing on the mountains of Gondor.
Images from TikTok.

A Lord Of The Rings Send-Off To End Brittany’s Cancer Journey

Leaving Gondor, Emily set out to show Brittany Pelenor Fields, where the greatest battle of all time occurred.

Left image shows the Pelennor Fields where a great battle took place in Lord of the Rings. Right image shows a heart drawn in snow with the message, "Love you and miss you forever Britt. Enjoy the far green country under a swift sunrise."
Images from TikTok.

In her final goodbye, Emily Drew a heart in the snow and added a heartfelt message for Brittany. Losing a close friend is never easy, but Emily found a great way to honor her. You can view the entire slideshow on Emily’s TikTok channel, She’s a Trip blog.

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