March 23-26, 2012 JAP Meet Up Info & Chat

Dee Stillwell


A Nationwide JAP meetup has been planned. It will be on "Jane's Island" in Dania Beach Florida, near Ft Lauderdale. Some of us are comming for a week and some just for the day. We will have tons of fun & foolishness. That & cooking, eating, drinking and laughing till we pee our pants(pack the Depends,LOL).
Our plan is to have a Chopped style cooking challenge on Sunday morning at 11:30 AM. We will be divided into teams to compete against each other with a mystery box of ingrediends to work with. We will have a brunch following that and ask that everyone bring a dish to share. More info below

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as many that want to come


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11 Hr


beauiful location at a state park in dania beach florida
your own transportation to and from ft lauderdale airport or dania beach if flying or driving
lots of cooking, eating, drinking, laughing, and getting to know our sisters

Directions Step-By-Step

I hope you all can join us amd make it a once in a lifetime memory filled trip. We all feel we know each other here but when we all meet in person, I hope it will be the beginning of many lifetime friendships. I am so excited and can hardly wait unti March. This is going to be a blast!!
I contacted the JAP kitchen crew and informed them of our plans. They have offered prizes for our Chopped style cooking competition. We will be divide into teams to compete with a mystery box of ingredients to work with. This will be at 11:30 AM Sunday, March 25th. it will be followed by brunch. We ask that everyone bring a dish to share for this potluck brunch. If u are planning to attend, please contact eithe myself or Jane via JAP PO box and we will pass on phone info and directions.
We have other things planned including snorkeling, dining at a couple of places that have been on Food Network's Diner's Drive In's and Dives...Grandpa's and a seafood buffet. Jane lives in a John Lloyd Beach State alot of beach time and socializing is planned.
For our stay, because it's just down the road from Jane's place and to accomodate everyones finances, we chose to stay at:
Motel 6
825 E Dania Beach Blvd
Dania Beach, FL 33004
PH# 954-921-5505

We will really only be there to sleep, and will be spending alot of time at Jane's place in John Lloyd Beach State Park anyway. It does have a pool so that will be fun. La Quinta is just down the road if that suits some of u better.
Directions to Jane & GW's place in John E Lloyd State Park:

From Tampa:
75 South to 595E.
A1A Dania Beach exit. (go right past the airport)
In Dania take a left on Dania Beach Blvd.
Right into John Lloyd State Park.
From Hollywood:
Come in on 1 and take a left on Dania Bech Blvd, and right into John Lloyd State Park.
Tell them at the gate you are here to see me, Jane McMillan, so they won't charge you to get in.
I am 2 1/2 miles in, first left after the red brick walkway.
My house will be the first to the right, a grey house with a big solar panel on the roof.
PM either of us, Dee Stillwell or Jane McMillan, for a phone number to to reach us in case u get lost.