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Posted by: FWMT on Aug. 26, 2003 11:50 am/pm

We spend between 8 - 12 weeks at the Fort each winter and occasionally will meet other families who home-school their children. Are there any other's out there? If so, please respond so we can maybe have a HS support meeting while there this year.
R. Hines
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Posted by: rams408 on Aug. 26, 2003 12:14 am/pm

Hello there.  I just read your post and, as a fellow homeschooler and Disney-lover, I am very interested in how you manage to  spend so much time at WDW.  It's my dream to do what you do  :9 .  

Thank you......
   rams408

Posted by: FWMT on Aug. 26, 2003 1:38 am/pm

My real job is running a small golf club up north. As there's not a lot of golf being played here from December through March, and as I can't stand the snow, we go south. My wife & I have always been WDW nuts and when we bought our motorhome and found out that there was an extended stay price at the Fort, off we went. Now we both have part time jobs there and try to work enough to pay the rent.

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Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 26, 2003 5:52 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, rams408!

Welcome to the Disney Echo! I have a pair of Disney EchoEars for you here as my thanks for joining the Disney Echo:

Posted by: cookderosa on Sep. 01, 2003 1:42 am/pm



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occasionally will meet other families who home-school their children. Are there any other's out there?
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This is my first post on this board!  (I hope it comes through correctly, I am NOT used to this type of format- I am usually only on the AOL Disney boards, and this seems confusing for now)
Anyway, we are homeschoolers and off to our first trip this December.  We camp a lot- but never camped at WDW.  We have 3 young boys (preschool, kindergarten, 3rd grade).  We are doing a 6 week unit study on WDW & FL starting in October!  We are about as excited as possible!  Great to see other homeschoolers love Disney!

Posted by: RichKoster on Sep. 01, 2003 2:30 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Jennifer!

You're doing fine! Welcome to the Disney Echo. Here's something I bet you never got at AOL, your own pair of Disney EchoEars!

Thanks for joining and adding to the fun here, Jennifer.
:)

Posted by: FWMT on Sep. 01, 2003 9:22 am/pm

Jennifer, If you would like to look us up, we should be in the 1700 loop by Sunday, the 15th of December. We have a motorhome that has a Mickey silhouette over the driver's side window. Only our 16 year old will be with us as the "grown up" is off to college, maybe. She might be working for a semester before school starts in January. We've home-schooled both girls all the way, K through 12.

Richard


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Posted by: bkortman on Sep. 30, 2003 4:07 am/pm

We are a HomeSchool Family with 8 children. We had the pleasure of meeting you and your family in the Meadows Trading Post in March of 2001.  You and your daughters where talking with your wife about their schoolwork.

It is great to find this forum of others that think FW is so great.  I will tell you that we could never visit Disney without FW as an option.

We will be there from December 6-13 so we will just miss seeing you this year.  I read about your trainset in another thread and hoped to see it this year, but I guess not.

Posted by: RichKoster on Sep. 30, 2003 4:23 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, bkortman!

One way all of us can help this forum grow is to spread the word about it to our friends who enjoy camping. Another way is to tell fellow campers at Fort Wilderness you meet about the great tips from other campers and Disney fans which you found here on the Disney Echo.
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Thanks for the kind words about the forum, B, and welcome to the Disney Echo. Here's your own pair of Disney EchoEars, atop a wilderness-style hat:

Posted by: FWMT on Oct. 01, 2003 8:53 am/pm

Eight kids is impressive. We have one family here who have 10 and all (well, not the 1 and 3 year old) have been home-schooled. Two are in college now. We have one ready for college but she's working right now and CLEPping college credits already. She has 15 credit hours so far and will probably have enough for her freshman year in the next couple of months.  

We have other HS friends who will be there 12/1 and will be staying in 1700 too. If I could, we'd be getting there earlier too. They're leaving upper Michigan early because they've seen their first snow of the season. If we see too much snow and see it earlier than usual, I'll be begging to get an early start too. Snow and I just don't get along.

Posted by: bkortman on Oct. 01, 2003 10:52 am/pm

Where do you live in Northern Michigan...We live in Grand Rapids, MI.  My SIL lives in Harbor Springs, MI and they HomeSchool too (as well as being WDW fans! ).

We just remember your wife working at the register in the Meadows Trading Post and asking your daugthers if they had all of their school work done.

We usually stay in the 600 loop with our MH and have never considered the 1700 loop.  We like to be able to walk to the boat if the buses are busy. However, maybe we should request the 1700 loop since it seems popular with the homeschool crowd.

We would love to meet your friends during our stay (12/6-12/13).  Maybe well will have to walk the 1700 loop looking for potential homeschool families.

Posted by: FWMT on Oct. 01, 2003 11:06 am/pm

We live in Western NY. Our friends live in Traverse City. They have a class C motorhome and have two nice, loud (when you walk by) and very white Bijon Frieze (have no idea how to spell it, I was public schooled) dogs. They most likely will be in the 1700 loop too. Walk around, listen and look for the dogs. You'll not miss them when you go by.

A few weeks ago, we had a WDW-FW reunion in Manchester, MI. Three couples met up at a 4th couples farm and spent a few days together cooking out and stuff.  We plugged into various barns and just talked about how soon we were all getting back to WDW. Was a great time.

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Posted by: momo3 on Oct. 05, 2003 7:37 am/pm

I am trying to catch up on reading posts here, and continue to explore this fabulous site. I am so excited to run across this thread made just for me! I am the mom of a fort wilderness homeschooler family. We do not have plans to be there this winter, but there is always hope. It is reassuring to know that there are so many lovers of disney with so much in common. I homeschool my 15 yr old son, and have two elementary age children in school. Two of my kids have disabilities, and FW is ideal for the structure we need and cost savings!
Posted by: cookderosa on Oct. 15, 2003 5:07 am/pm



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Where do you live in Northern Michigan...We live in Grand Rapids, MI.  My SIL lives in Harbor Springs, MI and they HomeSchool too (as well as being WDW fans! ).

We just remember your wife working at the register in the Meadows Trading Post and asking your daugthers if they had all of their school work done.

We usually stay in the 600 loop with our MH and have never considered the 1700 loop.  We like to be able to walk to the boat if the buses are busy. However, maybe we should request the 1700 loop since it seems popular with the homeschool crowd.

We would love to meet your friends during our stay (12/6-12/13).  Maybe well will have to walk the 1700 loop looking for potential homeschool families.
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We would love to meet your friends during our stay (12/6-12/13).  Maybe well will have to walk the 1700 loop looking for potential homeschool families. >>

I have no idea which loop we will be on, but we will be there during your stay!  We have 3 boys whom we homeschool.  Our trailer will have some Christmas decorations- you will see at least 1 white spiral lighted tree and serveral lit candy canes.  Also planning to make a big "hidden mickey" wreath for our front end  :)

If you see us, (anyone for that matter! ) please say "hello" - I would love to meet any other homeschoolers.

Also, I wanted to add, we are in the middle of DISNEY SCHOOL which is a 30 day unit study on - you guessed it - Walt Disney World!  We are on day 3 and having a blast! :hula:

Posted by: FWMT on Oct. 15, 2003 8:19 am/pm

Be sure to look us up. We have a Bounder motorhome but the kangaroo on the front has been replaced with a silhouette of some round character with round ears. Not sure who it is but it's over the drivers side front window. Hopefully, we'll be in one of the first 7 sites in the 1700 loop.

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