Wednesday, September 26, 2012

See you soon!

Count down has begun.... are your bags packed?

Reminder - no cooking facilities or refridgerator at the scrap room.

Coolers with ice and water will be on hand.

Electric Tea Kettle for hot beverages is available.
  We will have some tea bags, instant coffee, hot cocoa on hand, but bring what you like!

Friday   12 noon - midnight
            Saturday  10 am - 11 pm
            Sunday  11 am - 3 pm

Monday, September 17, 2012

Where Can I Eat?

Previously I had listed some Vegetarian type options for foods.
Here is an  "all encompassing" list of places to eat that are close to the Island!

Princeton Plaza Mall (where we are!)

Cup N Saucer Family Restaurant
Senor Taco Taqueria
Taco Bell (across the street, Blossom Hill side)
KFC (across the street, Kooser side)

Almaden Plaza (just down the road on Blossom Hill)
Fresh Choice
Five Guys (burgers)
Happi House
House of Bagels
Red Lobster
Real Produce
Tandoori Bistro
Trader Joe's
Wing Stop

Blossom Hill, just past the Expressway:
Black Angus
Fish Market

Oakridge Mall Area
BJ's Restaurant and Brew House
Bucca di Beppo
California Pizza Kitchen
Cheesecake Factory
PF Changs
and they have a food court.  I don't go there much, so I don't know what all they have.

across the street from the mall:

Olive Garden
In & Out Burger
Boston Market
Johnny Rockets

A few notes...

Here's the list of campers:

Diane E
Julie R
Kathy J
Jeri A
Fay W
Lucy G
Mariana H
Maria G
Farley C
Rita D
Connie L
Del W
Jennifer R
Chrissie R
Anna R
Liney D
Rinda O
Judi W
Lisa D
Carol N
Wendy E
Yvette P
Janie S
Tracy B
Janice J
Nancy Y 

We are in the final countdown towards camp! 

 The biggest mystery to me is how I am going to fit everything into the trunk of my car!  Maybe I will have to borrow the box van from work, or Mark's truck?

We also wanted to let you know that we will have some electric tea kettles available in case you want to bring along any beverages (tea, coffee, hot cocoa) for when you are at camp. We will have hot cups available.  Water is also provided.   We will have a cooler w/bottled water and ice.

If you are planning on packing a lunch or dinner - be advised that we do not have a kitchen or refrigerator in our scrap room.  So you would have to pack a cooler and there is  no way to heat up anything other than water.  Another post will be made shortly to let you know some of the restaurants in the general area.  Please note there is a post regarding some vegetarian type options here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


 I am currently participationg in  the Big Idea Festival over at Big Picture Classes.  Day 1 the challenge was to send out happy mail.  I found this note in the message board and thought I would share it with you all since our big "project" at camp - complete with a prize - is making cards for Operation Write Home.

Stacy and everyone else. I am currently in Afghanistan, and there is a lovely program called Operation Write Home . They send donated Cards to Soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Kuiwat. If you feel like donating to them and passing on your happy mail to a Solider I know myself and others appreciate it. I get a box for my hallway and they are gone in about 12 hours.

I love hearing from someone who actually receives the cards!  


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One Month to Go!

Are you all getting excited yet?  Have you planned what you are going to work on?  Have you made your reservations... be they at a hotel, motel or perhaps a relatives house?  Have you made some cards for OWH, or at least thought about what you will make for them at camp?

Sadly, Elizabeth had to drop out of camp due to physical therapy for her shoulder. We wish her a speedy recovery and will certainly miss her at camp this year. 

As some of you may know... there will be some "activities" at camp so you will not have the entire camp time to work on your own projects.  Just know that there will be some additional things to do.  

As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to e-mail me, call me, send me a card (LOL).

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Food Options at Camp

I contacted a friend who is vegetarian and lives near Scrapbook Island. Here are some suggestions from her regarding vegetarian fare at camp.

 Whole Foods. The big one is at Blossom Hill and Almaden.

The best vegetarian restaurant around is The Vegetarian House downtown- it's a full menu, sit down with a real restaurant feel. 520 East Santa Clara Street  San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 292-3798

There is also the Happy Bamboo which is near the hwy 85/camden ramp:
1711 Branham Ln # A9  San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 694-0740

There is fast food vegan at Loving Hut in Oakridge mall and other places in town- it is a chain. 

There is the new Sunflower store on Branham near Amaden where the old OSH used to be. 

I'll update with more food options as we get closer, but just want to have a place to list some ideas for places near the Island.

Let me know if you have a favorite in the area :-)

Camp Updates

Well, while JJ is off camping (the real kind) I thought you might want an update on how things are coming along for our own camp!  It's just a little over six weeks until we all meet up for camp, getting excited?

 Have you made some cards for the special Operation Write Home project?  Bring them along, or some good ideas to make some at camp!  Raffle tickets for the "grand prize" are given out for cards brought to camp ( 2 cards = 1 ticket) and those made at camp (1 card = 1 ticket).  Cardstock and a limited selection of stamps will be available at camp.  I'd really like people to at least make some Any Hero cards!

I know one camper who has made her plane reservations, and I think most everyone who is staying at a hotel has made theirs also.

Many of the things planned for camp are complete or on their way to completion.  JJ has all the ________ and is working on some ____________. Tracy is working on ______& ______.  Nancy finished up the ________ and is working on _______. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail  Nancy   nancine at sbcglobal dot net.

There are no swap items that YOU the camper need worry about making.