Meet michnash, PassPorter Guide
Michelle (michnash) is our Making More Magic forum Guide, bringing her love of travel and lots of Disney magic to the discussions!
To learn more about michnash:
My name is Michelle. I am the "baby" of our family. (I'm the youngest of three
girls.) I don't want to grow up! (And I never will.) I have been a die-hard Disney fan
since my childhood. I used to watch reruns of the Mickey Mouse Club with Annette, Cubby,
and all the gang. When the New Mickey Mouse Club came out (the first New one) I was about
9 or 10 and I dreamed I could be a Mousketeer, too.
I first visited Disney World in 1976, when I was 9 1/2 years old.
(So, that makes me 36 now!) I still have a "D" ride ticket that I didn't get to use! When my oldest sister was in high school, she got to march in a parade at Walt Disney World! (I didn't get to go on that trip. :( I returned to Florida when I was in high school (1984) with the choir to sing in a contest in Orlando. So I was able to also visit EPCOT and Magic Kingdom then! :) I have returned 8 times since then- the last 7 trips have just been since May 2000!
My favorite trip was in May 2000, with my son, who celebrated turning 8 years old while we were there. (You can read my trip report under the forum 'Adventure Reports' in our Message Board.) He became a Disney fan instantly! He is a seasoned veteran Disney World traveler at only 10 years old! One trip we camped at Ft. Wilderness for 3 whole weeks! You can read about that trip here.
I was born and raised in Texas. My mother was an elementary teacher before she retired. Since she had summers off, we took a vacation each summer. We drove all over the United States and Canada. We started out camping with a tent and eventually had a trailer. I am proud to say that I have visited all 48 contiguous United States as well as Mexico and Canada. I have been to all of the National Parks located in these states as well. I've also been on two cruises to the Caribbean. I love to travel!
I have a teaching degree and now I am an Instructional Technologist. I work with the teachers and the students (elementary level) to teach them how to use the computer as an effective teaching and learning tool. I teach summer courses for the teachers as well. I also write curriculum for our district. I am a single mom of the one son I spoke of earlier. (I also have a dog and a cat.) I love all animals, but especially BIG mice in red shorts! ;)
I am happy to be a part of the PassPorter Message Board and I am looking forward to meeting others who share my dream of living the magic at WDW!