Sayonara Liz Ruskin

The week has come when Liz Ruskin is PCSing back to the states.  This webpage exists thanks to Liz.  Starting with the 200 page Yokota Travelog, Liz transformed the document into this informative, interactive, and growing webpage.  Once online she continued to generate new and update old entries herself, adding GPS coordinates and checking directions.  In addition she encouraged us Yokota residents to report on our experiences and she edited our travel reports for inclusion on the webpage.

Then she took the project further by creating the Yokota Travel facebook page and she began taking people on field trips to some of her favorite places.  With her passion for the project, dedication to accuracy and good writing, and encouragement for all of us local travelers, Liz has made a great contribution to the Yokota community now and into the future.  Plus, Liz is such an all around cool person, she will sorely be missed.

Liz has recruited four of us to take her place when she is gone, and it will take all four of us to keep up with her!  Thank you Liz for all your hard work on this project.  It is a wonderful asset to the Yokota community!
 – Sarah, Meg, Anna and Deborah

One Response to Sayonara Liz Ruskin

  1. Aw, shucks, guys. I’m all choked up. I know this project takes a lot of work, but it’s so valuable. At least, I think it is . I know it is. Thanks to all four of you for keeping it going. As I look back on my short years here, I remember how clueless I was at the beginning. Now, with departure mere hours away, it’s hard not too feel bad about all the things I wish I’d done but didn’t manage — the hikes I didn’t get to hike, castles not visited, beaches uncombed, cities unexplored. With your work, you can shorten the clueless period we all go through and help thousands of future Yokotans have more rewarding experiences for the years they’re in Japan. Keep at it.

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