Hi, I am Judy and I live in Chicago (yes really in Chicago) with my husband Paul and our two rescue dogs Caleb, who kind of reminds us of Pluto (he is a bloodhound) and Claudine who is a Bluetick Coonhound.
I am not sure if my husband knew what he was getting into when we got married, but my love of Disney started when I seven and my family took a cross-country trip in a VW Bus from Chicago to LA and Disneyland! I got to go again when I graduated from 8thgrade, because my Uncle lived in southern California. As I did not have a lot of money back then the only thing I could really afford where a couple of small plates with Mickey Mouse on them. Then my Grandmother moved to Florida, not too far from Walt Disney World, and we were able to spend summers with her and we would go to Disney and I added to my plate collection. When we got married our first real vacation together and my husband’s first ever plane ride and vacation not near his home, was to Walt Disney World, and so I now have him “hooked” on Disney too. We have more than those small plates, but it is also a mutual enjoyment of all things Disney. We have attended quite a few special events at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and enjoy taking the tours that are offered at all the parks. I have helped quite a few people plan there Disney vacations and I am a member of a local moms group and have help quite a few of them too.
My husband is a paramedic for the City of Chicago and the people he works with know we go to Disney a few times a year, so he always says call my wife she will be happy to help you. I really enjoy helping people make their trips enjoyable and recently planned a family vacation including my youngest sister, her three youngest children, and my parents (my father has Parkinson’s, which had to be added into the planning) and our youngest son and his wife. It was quite interesting to move a group that large around, oh yes I forgot our friends met us there with their 5 year old and mom.
One other thing I love to do is read about Walt Disney and the Company, there are many books about him and Disney and the background information just adds to the interest in all things Disney.