Hello, my bucket list friends and welcome to part two of my vacation to Portland OR. I have another fun-filled day to tell you about so let’s get to it.
Portland OR. vacation part 2
We started off the morning with a visit to Powell’s the world’s largest book store. It goes without saying that this place is huge! It took me a while to find the children’s section but when I did I was not disappointed! I had to ask where the American girl books were because there were so many shelves. when I got to that section I had a hard time deciding which books I wanted to get but I up choosing three American Girl books. My mom found a travel book and a travel journal. Our next activity for the day was a walk around the city that my mom planned out . During our walk I found a souvenir shop I wanted to check out. This adorable shop called made in Oregon is located in a mall. I had a great time picking out souvenirs including two snow globes. After that we continued our walk and ended up at the very popular Saturday market. The Market was very crowded so we didn’t stay long. After that we walked to Whole Foods for lunch. This whole foods was a really good size plus I got a very cute sunflower cupcake!
After having some great food it was time to visit another one of Portland’s popular attractions the Pittock Mansion. It’s easy to say that the Mansion is a pretty impressive place. I loved the amazing cake shaped staircase that I’m pretty sure was made out of marble. I also loved the amazing views from the back of the Mansion. It was truly a beautiful place to visit. After the Mansion we headed back to Washington Park to check out the rose garden. This massive garden has pretty much every kind and color of rose that you can think of ,plus it’s free to go see. I had a great time checking out all of the roses in the beautiful garden. I also enjoyed taking pictures of the roses. This day was one of my favorite days of my trip to Portland but there more fun filled posts to come! Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m so happy to finally start writing about my amazing vacation to Oregon!
Portland Oregon vacation part 1
My adventure to Oregon started with a evening flight from San Francisco to Portland. We arrived in Portland fairly late . We took an Uber to the hotel,checked in , settled in and went to sleep. The next day was the start of a great adventure. We headed to the Oregon zoo in Washington Park . At the Oregon zoo I got to see some of my favorite animals. Including an elephant, bunnies,birds a domestic cat and giraffes.We also got tickets to ride the carousel and the train at the zoo. I loved ridding both of them but of course the carousel was my favorite ride. After looking at all the cool animals , it was time for the gift shop. I wasn’t able to get a snow globe here because the only one that I saw there was out of my price range. I ended up we some great things including a key chain and a magnet. After the gift shop my mom and I took some pictures in a photo booth before making the short walk to our next activity , The world Forestry Center. This amazing museum has many displays about forestry and conservation. I enjoyed looking at the interesting displays . Some of my favorite things I did there were the river rafting simulator , getting to sit in a big piece of forestry equipment,seeing big tree stumps, and walking across an inside bridge. I also got a free coloring page . After the Forestry center we hopped on the free shuttle that goes around Washington Park . We took the shuttle to the Hoyt arboretum. When we got there we deiced to walk on a short tail but the signs were confusing and it was not clear were the trail was. We ended up walking around the beautiful forest area for a little while before getting back on the shuttle and heading to one more stop in Washington park before going to eat. Our last activity in Washington park for the day was the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial. The majority of the memorial was located in a beautiful grassy area on top of a hill. There were several beautiful memorial walls with information and names carved into them. After walking around the memorial for a while, We headed back to downtown Portland to eat. It took a long time to get there because a freeway was closed. When we finally made it to the restaurant, we had some amazing food then we went back to our hotel. It was to time for some rest before waking up to another adventure filled day.
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m so excited to tell you about this super fun list item that I crossed off ! So, here we go!
#107. Win first place in a contest or event
To fully tell this story I have to take you back to last month. I was on Instagram and I saw a post from Yogurt Land advertising a contest ! To enter the contest you had to create a fun Yogurt Land creation take a picture of it and put it on Instagram using the hashtag they provided plus tag them in the photo. The prize for the winner was a $100.00 Yogurt Land gift card! I really wanted to enter this contest because I love making fun frozen yogurt creations. Later that week I made my way to Yogurt Land and took a picture of the Yogurt Land mountain that I made . I followed the instructions to enter the contest and then I waited. Then early this this month I received a message from Yogurt Land saying that I had won the contest! I was so excited !! Yesterday I finally got around to using my gift card for the first time ! I’m so happy I won the contest! Here’s to more yogurt land creations!
Rock on – Christina Epperly
THE WINNING CUP OF YOGURT !!!
Hello, my bucket list friends ! A lot of you know that I’m a big fan of Starbucks. when I saw that they had come out with a fun fruit flavored drink, I just had to try it ! I’m excited to tell you all about it so let’s go !
Tie – Dye Frappuccino !!
This story starts last week , when I was just scrolling through Instagram. I came across a post from Starbucks announcing their new limited time drink called the Tie – Dye Frappuccino. I got excited and I knew I just had to try it before it ran out. I had work later that afternoon, I figured that I would just leave early for work and go to the Starbucks near by. My friend wanted to join me on this Tie – Dye Frappuccino quest so she came and picked me up. Then we headed off to Starbucks! I was a little worried that they may have sold out already because this new colorful drink was being written about on news websites! It turned out that there was no need to worry because there was no line and plenty of Tie – Dye Frappuccinos left to go around. When our drinks were ready I was not disappointed ! They looked very beautiful. The only down side is that they turned to all yellow pretty quickly but hey yellow is a happy color!Now, on to the taste . The Tie – Dye Frappuccino had a bold fruity flavor. It tasted like a shake plus it was topped with whipped cream! I really enjoyed it but if your more of a coffee or chocolate fan I would skip this one.
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! As usual I’m late getting this post out but without further delay here it is ! Enjoy !
Things I love June 2019
Toy Story 4- Another fun filled Disney movie ! You can read my review HERE
Claire’s hair bows – I bought a pack of three hair bows at Claire’s during my Summertime shopping spree. You can read the post about my shopping spree HERE
Build a bear Pinkie pie – One of my favorite thrift store finds for June was a plush Pinkie Pie toy. I got it at the Goodwill but it was originally from Build a Bear. I was so happy to have my favorite My Little Pony character in build a bear form.
My job at Pet Food Express
I’m so blessed that I got this amazing job! I truly love working here and getting to pet dogs every day !!
The Dollar Tree
Ok, I go to the Dollar Tree a fair amount but June’s shopping spree was amazing. I got a great Dollar Tree haul ! ( You can read about it here)
Selifvill and the 17 Mile drive
My day trip to Monterrey was lots of fun!I was super excited to explore Selfievill and the 17 Mile drive! They both ended up being a lot of fun ! You can read about it here
Rock On – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I have been very limited on time lately but I’m determined to catch up on my blog posts. Last month I got to see Toy Story 4 and I can’t wait to tell you about it . Let’s go !
Toy Story 4 review ( Spoiler free)
I have seen all of the Toy Story movies and I was looking forward to the latest addition. This one is perfect for summertime because not only does it take place during the summer ,most of the movie takes place during a road trip! The characters that fans loved from the previous movies are back along with some new ones as well. My favorites of the new characters are Ducky and Bunny . This very funny duo brought many laughs ! As with the other movies before it ,there are some serious moments but don’t let that prevent you from going to see this fun filled adventure. I can honestly say that there was never a slow moment in this movie. The story moved at a perfect pace there was not a minute where I was board. Of course this wouldn’t be a proper review of Toy Story 4 if I didn’t mention Forky ! Forky is a very fun a unique charter he also provides lots of laughs and he is very cute! To sum this all up go see this movie ! It’s a great summertime movie for all ages. Rock On – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends! On June 28th my mom and I took a fun day trip to Monterrey. We did some fun activities and I’m excited to tell you all about it . Here we go!
Monterrey day trip June 2019
To start our day of fun we made a quick stop at a beach that my mom wanted to check out. Then for our next activity we went on the famous 17 mile drive. When you pay for the drive you get information on all the stops. Since we had a limited amount of time before we had to be at our next activity we didn’t stop at every location. My favorite stops were Spanish bay beach,bird rock, and Seal Rock. We had a great time walking around the beaches and sight seeing. After completing the stops we wanted to make,we went to Carmel for lunch and shopping. I got an awesome new snow globe for my collection. After all of that we headed back to Monterrey to check out Selfievill. Selfievill is a fairly new attraction that is held in an old theater. The experience begins with a fun light show. We missed the first part of the light show because we got a little lost on the way there but we were able to enjoy a good portion of the show. The light show was very cute and had awesome animation. After that it was on to Selfievill ! We went though all the great rooms that Selfievill had to offer. The rooms reminded me of photo sets. It was easy to feel like a model at times. I loved sitting on the big unicorn, posing by a giant lollipop and getting to sit on a bench that looked like a big cloud. My mom and I went though the rooms pretty quickly but it was a lot of fun! If you have ever wanted to be a model for a day I highly recommend selfievill! When we were done in Selfievill we headed for home. It was the perfect summer day trip.
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m so happy that I crossed another item off my list! I went shopping every day for a week! I’m so excited to tell you all about it so here we go!
bucket list #190- Go shopping everyday for a week
I’ve all ready written about the first two days of my shopping spree. ( You can read about them HERE)
Day 3 CVS
Right next to the pet food store where I work there is a CVS. I went over there on my break and I knew exactly what I wanted to get. I saw some awesome Disney emoji stickers when I was there a previous time. I got the stickers and some snacks too and just like my third shopping day was complete.
Day 4 Safeway
On the other side of the pet food store there is a Safeway. I went over there on my break and got some snacks and a fun animal magazine. I just love the cover on the magazine!
Day 5 Salvation Army
On day five I was over at my other job where I work as a massage therapist. Once I was done for the day I walked down to the Salvation Army store and I bought two fun items. The first item I found was a large plush Twilight Sparkle from My Little pony and the second item was a mug from Aulani Disney’s resort in Hawaii. I’m very happy with day five’s thrift store finds !
Day 6 Recycle Books
For day six my friend and I went to a used book store ! I had been there before and I had gotten some My Little pony books . I was hoping to find some more cool books and I did! I got a my Little pony book and a American Girl book ! I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet but I hope I can soon.
Day 7 Walgreens
I’m was very excited when day seven came around ! I was so close to crossing another item off my list. My mom and I went to Walgreens and I got some shampoo , a surprizamals toy, a cute toy boat with a turtle on it and more !
Rock – Christina Epperly