Hello, my bucket list friends ! It is the last day of August and I’m really sad to see summer go . I’m back working at the preschool and there have been some foggy mornings but most of all tomorrow is September so it’s time to say goodbye to summer 2018 .
Summer 2018 wrap up
This summer was pretty awesome .I crossed three more things off my bucket list numbers 69,78, and 18 . ( Click on the numbers to read about them ) I went on a road trip to Idaho ,stayed a night in Reno , met celebrities at a convention in Idaho Went to Minnesota for the first time , had a fun mall weekend , saw lots of Movies ,( Christopher Robin was my favorite ) had a wonderful times with family and friends and I enjoyed going swimming . It was a fun adventure filled summer and I’m sad to see it go . Summer always goes by so fast but I’ve made some great memories and added some new snow globes to my collection . I hope next summer is just as good or better than this one was ! Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello , my bucket list friends ! I love using this blog to share stories from my life everything from my bucket list adventures , my vacations , and even my health problems .I’ve only had this blog since 2015 and my bucket list started in 2012. Even though I wrote blog posts about my past bucket list adventures I still have a lot more stories to tell . I thought it would be cool to share some of my past adventures with all of you. Here are three fun stories from my past !
The quest for the golden horse at DisneyLand 2005
In 2005 Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary. There were decorations all through out the park , a special parade , Buzz Light-year astro Blasters opened and there was 50th anniversary merchandise . They also had golden ride vehicles on some attractions the carousel! I wanted to ride on the golden horse very badly but so did a lot of other people . I remember getting very frustrated because it took me a while to finally get on the horse . I even had to play a game of rock,paper,scissors when me and another girl got to the horse at about the same time . I lost that game but I kept trying until I finally got to ride on the golden horse ! The look on my face says it all !
My first Alice cooper concert 2009
This is one of the best concerts I have ever gone to . My mom and I had gotten general admission tickets but I didn’t know that meant a big open floor and you stood wherever you wanted to! I was in about the 2nd row ! I could not believe I was so close to the stage ! I had my point and shoot camera ready to go and I was able to get some really great pictures and there is one thing that made the night so amazing . So there I am standing close to the stage watching my role model perform and during one of his most popular songs poison , he started pointing to different people in the crowd and then it happened . HE LOOKED ME RIGHT IN THE EYES I froze ! I was so happy the he looked at me that I didn’t get a picture of the moment but I got plenty of other great pictures from the night . It was truly a beautiful night .
My first tattoo 2010
I wanted a tattoo for a while but in August of 2010 at the age on 19 I took the plunge . I went to a walk in tattoo shop and I got the perfect first tattoo. I got one of my favorite Bible verses with two sunflowers underneath it . I was a little nervous about the pain but to me it didn’t hurt at all . The tattoo artist was very nice and everything went well and I still love my first tattoo !
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I can’t believe it’s August already . As always the summer is going by so fast ! July was a pretty amazing month with two great vacations , time spent with family and friends , going to the movies , shopping and enjoying some summer treats ! I’ve already seen a great movie this month ( Christopher Robin ) I’ve also been getting back into art more and my birthday is this month ! I’m excited to see what other fun things summer has in store ! PS. Christopher Robin was an amazing movie ! I highly recommend it !
Hello , my bucket list friends ! I just recently came back from a wonderful vacation to Minnesota ! The reason why I chose to go there was to go to the mall of America . Mall of America is a place that I had wanted to go for a long time . It was so exciting to finally make this dream come true ! Let’s get going so I can tell all of you about this amazing adventure !
Minnesota vacation and #18
My Minnesota adventure started on Monday July 23rd with a flight to Minneapolis once my mom and I got there the hotel shuttle picked us up . After spending some time checking in and relaxing in our really nice room at the Springhill Suites . We went back downstairs and caught the shuttle to the Mall of America ! I had being wanting to go to the Mall of America for a long time and now this dream was coming true ! I was so excited when I got to the mall . I got pictures with the big beautiful star statue out front . Then we went inside to get something to eat . We went this amazing place called Freshii that has really and good healthy food . After eating we to this amazing store called five below I had heard of this store before but there are no locations close to me . I was so excited to shop at this amazing store ! Five Below is really awesome because the max price that you can pay for an item is $5 ! There was a lot to choose from I ended up finding some My Little Pony items , a cute TY Beanie boo panda , some cute pencil grips and some bear shaped pencil sharpeners . After shopping at Five below I wanted to go to the mall of America gift shop it took a while to find one but I was so glad that I did ! I got a cute Mall of America Teddy Bear and some other Mall of America logo items including a key chain ! After that we went back to the hotel for some much needed sleep .
Tuesday July 24th, 2018
This was my first full day at the mall of America ! The thing that I wanted to do the most was the Crayola Experience ! It’s like a hands on museum ,there are lots of projects you can do . My favorite was called the melt down where you got to create a picture using melted crayons ! There was also this really cool station where you could take a picture of yourself and print it out to color ! Another one of my favorites was getting to make your own crayon labels ! The Crayola experience was my favorite thing that I did at mall of America ,it was just so much fun ! After that we did some shopping and ate at Freshii . At one of the Minnesota gift shops in the mall I got a new Snow Globe for my collection . We had gotten tickets to see a movie later that afternoon but before it was movie time we did the amazing mirror maze. I had a fun time walking around the maze trying to find the way out ! It was a little challenging to figure out what was a mirror and what was a hallway but we made it through pretty quickly . After the maze we went to Carlo’s bakery . I love watching Cake Boss on TV but I’d never been to one of his bakeries before and needless to say to was very good . We also got some wonderful coffee from Caribou Coffee I wish they had Caribou coffee where I live ! The movie theater at mall of America does not disappoint ! It has very comfortable reclining chairs ,it was a great place to relax after doing a lot of walking ! After the movie we did one more activity before going back to the hotel . We took a ride on Fly over America which is very similar to Soarin at Disney California Adventure but it has whole new places to discover ! This was a really fun day!
Wednesday July 25th, 2018
Today was amusement park day ! In the mall of American there is a huge amusement park called Nickelodeon Universe . We started off the day with a ride on the Dora the Explorer themed Ferris wheel it was a cute and fun ride . I also really enjoyed the bumper cars and of course the carousel. My favorite roller coaster was The Pepsi orange streak . We also went to the Sea Life aquarium that was also in the mall. There were so many cool fish and sharks to look at . They also had turtles ! After the aquarium we played mini golf at the mountain moose mini golf course . It was such a cute and fun course and I got a free moose antlers ! It was another great vacation day at mall of America !
Thursday July 26th, 2018
For our last day in Minnesota we slept in ,had breakfast , then headed to down town Minneapolis . First we went to the Minneapolis American Indian center , we saw some beautiful art and got some wonderful and healthy food to go . After that we went to the Minneapolis sculpture garden. The sculpture garden was amazing ! There was so much to see I loved many of the sculptures there including the swing that you could sit on , the snowman ,the rabbit on the bell , and the famous cherry spoon ! We ate our lunch on the picnic tables at the sculpture garden . Soon after we ate it stated to rain so we went back to the hotel . After some time at the hotel we went back to the Mall of America one last time before we left . We did some shopping I got two new books . I also got some Caribou coffee . It was the perfect way to end our time at Mall of America !
July 27th, 2018
This was the day we went back home but do to a delayed flight ,we ended up in the airport for about 12 hours so here are some pictures from that !