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Last week I was in a search for some passionfruit syrup for a special cocktail we wanted to make for Thanksgiving. Turns out, the shipping costs for the syrup were pretty steep and I wasn't wiling to pay three times the price of the syrup just to get it here for Thanksgiving. A sweet Fodor's friend sent me an email saying she would order it with her Amazon Prime and it would arrive in time. I agreed and asked for her address to send her a check. The syrup arrived today and this same Fodor's friend now says just do a favor in return for someone else and is not providing her address for that check. Well, I just love paying things forward so I will definitely be acting on her request. And how lovely to extend herself to someone she has met just once. (Yes, at a wonderful Fodor's GTG.)

This got me thinking about all the people here on Fodor's who have enriched my life this year. So, I'd like to say thank you to my "passionfruit friend" as well as:


1. To all who cheered me on as I finished my degree and took my boards and squared up a job. Thanks for your support and for listening ad nauseum to me about it the last 3 years. And keeping me company as I plugged away.

2. To all who "walked along with me" as I walked the Camino. You really all were there as I walked around that cliff edge.

3. To Jubi for great conversation and a pretty awesome BLT back in September.

4. To all those kind people on the Australia/NZ board who at the last minute jumped in to help me plan a pretty big trip in just 3 short days. I love your part of the world and I thank you all. It was great fun to have you all follow along that month.

5. To MissB who took a day off to show me lovely Melbourne. A real treat.

6. To Bokhara - who did the same in Sydney. Thank you! Hope to see you and MissB in NY one of these days.

7. To those who commiserated when I was worried about my daughter (who by the way is home and full of joy and delight and decidedly back to her old self). To all who commiserate when commiseration is needed!

8. To those who bring the humor and kindness and travel (and other) advice to this place day in and day out. I appreciate all of you very much!

With gratitude from your pal gruezi

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