So 500 sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?
It’s amazing how a total can creep up while you’re not looking. If somebody put 500 maps in front of me to process, I would just get up and walk away from the overwhelming magnitude of the task. But taken little by little, it’s a fun-filled, educational experience instead. I still get excited as I open up each new map to find what they hold. Sometimes it’s a new or updated attraction, sometimes it’s a person’s handwritten notations that give a little glimpse into their vacation.
I definitely owe huge thanks to the people that stuck with me when this collection was just a shared drive with really no organization at all. People like Jim and Dotty Hart as well as Arthur Na gave me the encouragement to keep pushing onward even when I was discouraged.
I also have to thank my VERY understanding wife and family that supports and tolerates this obsession. It’s gotten to the point that any time the mail shows up with something that has an eBay mailing label, my 9 year old daughter scolds me that my wife is mad that I’m spending all the money on Disney auctions. Which she NEVER has, by the way!
Lastly, I need to thank you people on the internet, wherever you might be. Even if you never email or leave a comment, just seeing the traffic numbers is encouraging itself. Anyone out there that has done a website, blog, podcast or published can attest to the fact that it’s scary to offer a piece of yourself. This site has definitely turned into a pretty big piece of me!
I hope you will all continue to visit, and tell your Disney loving friends as well. I hope to continue adding to the site for a long time to come!
Oh, and one more thing, be on the looking in the next couple of days for a major addition to the website, something that any respectable Disney lover should appreciate!