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michael b

Florida Mini 2012 April 28 In Atlantic Beach Near Jacksonville

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I am planning to attend but it really depends on if we get everything moved into the new house.

I hope to see you there.

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Well it is April. Time to get ready for the 2012 Florida Mini on April 28th.

If you are coming please let me know. I will need your full name. You can PM me or e-mail at [email protected] Please let me know how many are attending and their names.

We are asking $15 per person to cover expenses. This can be paid on arrival.

I can't wait to see everyone!

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Gosh, it is looking like we won't make it. Some of the classes I teach got delayed because of weather and it looks like I'll be teaching on that date. If something changes and I we can come, I will let you know. <paint a sad face on me>

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Hi all! So far we have 21 sign up for the Florida Mini later this month on the 28th. If you are interested let me know.

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hi every one i was up in jacksonville today and found this great place called tacolu (www.tacolu.com). talk about wow ask anyone around their and they will tell you the same they have the absolute greatest food. so if any one would like to go after the mini it is only 10 min away.But they told me it gets busy on sat and it is first come first serve unless you have a party of 8 or bigger so i am bringing 3 others with me if anyone wants to go let me know and i will make the reservation. and not to mention great prices :)

Michael if you could pass this info one to the others that you know are coming that would be great

Thank you

sebastian James Hawes

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Gosh, it is looking like we won't make it. Some of the classes I teach got delayed because of weather and it looks like I'll be teaching on that date. If something changes and I we can come, I will let you know. <paint a sad face on me>

Sorry you won't be there. Sad face to.

Jerry

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hi every one i was up in jacksonville today and found this great place called tacolu (www.tacolu.com). talk about wow ask anyone around their and they will tell you the same they have the absolute greatest food. so if any one would like to go after the mini it is only 10 min away.But they told me it gets busy on sat and it is first come first serve unless you have a party of 8 or bigger so i am bringing 3 others with me if anyone wants to go let me know and i will make the reservation. and not to mention great prices :)

Michael if you could pass this info one to the others that you know are coming that would be great

Thank you

sebastian James Hawes

Will do.

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Mike,

For those of us unable to attend, please provide some photo documentation of the event

Hope everyone enjoys

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Mike,

For those of us unable to attend, please provide some photo documentation of the event

Hope everyone enjoys

I'll take plenty of pics and descriptions. I'll post on Florida Planet Christmas on FB. I'll provide a link when it is done.

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Live streaming video over the internet would be great. They did that in Atlanta a few years ago.

Somebody a whole lot smarter then little ol' me will have to do that one. :)

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Hi,

Looking to see if folks are interested in getting together Friday night for dinner.

Thought of going with something different, right out of Guy Fieri Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives. WARNING this is a dive, but offers some of the freshest seafood located on the water near the fishing boats. The do offer burgers and chicken for those non sea food folks.

Thinking 6:30pm.

Just respond with a count if you plan to attend and I will make reservations.

Lee

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=singleton's+seafood+shack&fb=1&gl=us&hq=singleton's+seafood+shack&hnear=0x88e5b716f1ceafeb:0xc4cd7d3896fcc7e2,Jacksonville,+FL&cid=13706625737711613390

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Hi,

Looking to see if folks are interested in getting together Friday night for dinner.

Thought of going with something different, right out of Guy Fieri Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives. WARNING this is a dive, but offers some of the freshest seafood located on the water near the fishing boats. The do offer burgers and chicken for those non sea food folks.

Thinking 6:30pm.

Just respond with a count if you plan to attend and I will make reservations.

Lee

http://maps.google.c...625737711613390

I'm in Lee. Just myself.

Calvin

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Well it is April. Time to get ready for the 2012 Florida Mini on April 28th.

If you are coming please let me know. I will need your full name. You can PM me or e-mail at [email protected] Please let me know how many are attending and their names.

We are asking $15 per person to cover expenses. This can be paid on arrival.

I can't wait to see everyone!

Hi Mike,

I'm a late addition to the party. Hope that's OK. See you Saturday!

Calvin

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I'm not going to be able to attend this year, but wanted to wish everyone the best! Looking forward to seeing the pictures Mike!

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