Utah adventure part two

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m back with part two of my Utah adventure. The next part of our adventure starts at the zoo. I love going to zoos whenever I travel. I was very excited to explore a zoo that I had not been to before. The zoo was more crowded than I thought it would be. However we were still able to have a great time. Some highlights of the zoo include seeing see many different kinds of animals including zebras, giraffes, otters, elephants, rhinoceroses,and many other kinds of animals, going on the carousel and train ride, taking lots of great photos and shopping at the gift shop. If you ever get a chance to visit this great zoo I highly recommend it. After getting some lunch at the zoo, we walked across the street to another popular Salt Lake City attraction. We went to This Is The Place Heritage Park. When you visit this park it’s like stepping back in time. You can see old log cabins, farm animals,and even a blacksmith! There is also a train here that helps you see all this park has to offer. One of my favorite things was going to the old hospital building and getting wooden crafts that you could take home to decorate. I got a wooden fan I have yet to decorate it but I’ll be sure to share it when I do. I also got a Dole whip here it was the perfect treat after all that exploring. They also had a gift shop here as well. I had a lot of fun exploring both of these places. It was a wonderful day.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Utah adventure part one

Hello,my bucket list friends! As I write this sentence I’m in the Salt Lake City airport ready to head home. Before I get any further into this post, I have to say that I had a truly amazing vacation. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so let’s start at the beginning. My vacation started on June 8th when my mom and I landed at the Salt Lake City airport. As soon as we got off the plane I was ready to head to a store to buy some souvenirs. My favorite thing that I got that first day is a Hippo plush wearing a Salt Lake City shirt. After we checked in to our hotel we went looking for somewhere to eat. We ended up eating  at Buca Di Beppo.  I love pasta so that is what I got there. After dinner we walked around downtown for a bit before going back to our hotel. The next day we had plans to see two attractions. The first one was Red Butte Gardens. This huge garden is simply amazing to look at. There is just so much to see. I love the roses and the bee houses. Since I’m a big kid at heart the children’s garden was my favorite.If you’re ever in Salt Lake City I highly recommend going there. Next we went to we went next door to the natural history museum. This is a great museum to explore. I enjoyed seeing the dinosaur exhibit and this exhibit that they had set up on archeology. I also enjoyed watching the ants that were in a globe-shaped ant house. After our two big adventures we headed over to the City Creek Center which is a mall in Salt Lake City. The mall is pretty awesome because it has a river that runs through it and a sky bridge that connects two parts of the mall together. We went to Lush and I got two bath bombs we also went  to this restaurant there called Core Life. They have some really great tasting food that’s also healthy as well. We also went to a souvenir store that was just a little bit of a walk from the mall. I got this really cute book there called Hello Utah. It is a children’s book but I just fell in love with it. I wonder if there is a California book in the same series. That wraps up part one of my Utah adventure. Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Weekend road trip May 2021 part two

Hello, my bucket list friends! Well I’m finally getting around to posting part two of last weekend’s road trip. Our big adventure for the next day of our road trip was going river rafting. This was my first time ever going river rafting and I was a little nervous but excited at the same time. It was scary at some parts but I enjoyed it overall. There was a photographer that got some great pictures of us! That night we went to Black Bear Diner and I got some fun pictures there too.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Weekend road trip May 2021 Part one

Hello, my bucket list friends! This weekend I went on a family road trip. It was a big adventure and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go! My adventure started on Friday after work. When we began the drive up to Redding it took about four hours. We made a stop for dinner. After dinner we went straight to the hotel to get some sleep. We had a big day ahead of us. On Saturday we started off our day with a tour of the Shasta caverns. After driving and parking we had to take a boat and a bus to get to the caverns. I had a fun time on the boat. Once we got to the caverns I was amazed at how beautiful they were! I felt like an explorer as I walked around the caverns taking pictures. If you ever get the chance to check it out I highly recommend it! After exploring the caverns it was time to explore the gift shop. I got some fun things at the gift shop including a hat and a magnet. Are next adventure was at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. It was hard to get to because there were so many people there. It took a long time to get in. Also finding a parking spot seemed impossible. My mom and I went to look at the falls while my dad looked for a parking spot. I didn’t think that we would be able to enjoy the park altogether. However eventually we were able to find a parking space and go explore all together. We looked at the beautiful waterfall and then took a hike around the waterfall. There were so many people looking at the waterfall that it was overwhelming for me. I could understand why there was so many people there it was such a beautiful place and it was also a holiday weekend. However after we looked at the waterfall and and started on our hike, we noticed that there were not near as many people around. The hike was relaxing and enjoyable. After the hike we went to the store that they have at the park. I got some great souvenirs including a teddy bear and a snow globe. When we got back to Redding, we stopped at the Goodwill. I found some great things while shopping at Goodwill. Some of my favorites include a Barbie doll from 1997, a Barbie car, and lots of Mary-Kate and Ashley books. It was truly an adventure filled day! Thanks for reading

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Summer bucket list 2021!!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’ve decided to do a summer bucket list this year. For this list I thought of what the perfect summer would be like. Some of the things on this bucket list are more like wishes and probably won’t happen but you never really know what the future holds. Without anymore delay here is my summer bucket list for 2021!!

Summer bucket list 2021

1. Ride three carousels
2. Go swimming at least three times
3. Visit two different zoos
4. Have a mall day
5. Get another tattoo
6. See a movie in theaters
7. Buy flip flops at Old Navy
8. Have a sleepover
9. Cross five or more things off my regular bucket list
10. Go to a concert
11. Do a 5k

12. Find an item at the thrift store that I had when I was a kid.

13. Take a picture with a celebrity

14. Make a summer build a bear

15. Read five or more books

16.Make a no bake cake

17. Tie-dye

18. Go on a scavenger hunt

19. Go to yogurt land

20 draw a summer picture

There’s my summer bucket list ! Do you have a summer bucket list for this year?

An update on my succulents and a trip to the Dollar tree.

Hello,my bucket list friends! Before I get into my latest trip to the Dollar Tree I wanted to give you an update on my three succulents. First of all they have names now. I named them Hollywood, Malibu,and Beverly Hills.I decorated their home with some pretty glass rocks that I got at the Dollar Tree. I went to the Dollar Tree on Saturday to get those rocks but of course I found more than that. My favorite finds were a sign that says welcome summer,a button bag craft kit,a coloring book and a pair of socks that are decorated with pictures of ice cream and ice pops. I can’t wait to get more summer stuff the next time I’m at the Dollar Tree.

Friday’s Target haul and a Barbie color reveal doll

Hello, My bucket list friends! On Friday I went to the magical land of Target. The main thing I wanted to get there was those glittery bath bombs with the squishy surprises inside. I love those bath bombs so much. I got a glittery bear and a glittery ice cream cone plus two other bath bombs. In the Dollar section I got some super cute Disney rubber ducks and another water toy. I also got two Barbie dolls one of them being a Barbie color reveal doll. The other one has gorgeous multicolored hair in a beautiful rainbow skirt. When I got home I wanted to see what color reveal doll I got. I bought two dolls from that series before but they turned out to be the same doll. I was really hoping that I’d get a different one this time. Luckily I did! She has yellow hair and black and white clothing. I’m so happy to welcome her to my collection. I wonder what I will get next time I’m shopping at Target.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Light heart bookclub pick May 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! My bookclub posts seem to be getting later and later and this month is no different. Now it is finally time to announce May’s book club book! This month’s book is Real Beauty 101 ways to feel great about you by Therese Kauchak. This is a different kind of book than what I would normally pick for the light-heart book club. This is more of a self-help book however so far I’ve really enjoyed reading it and I think it’s going to be really great to discuss it on this blog. I can’t wait to finish reading it and discuss it with all of you.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Virtual 5k bucket list #290

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m excited to say that I’ve crossed another item off of my bucket list! I enjoy doing 5ks so I was excited to see what doing a virtual 5k would be like. I did my 5k through a website called virtual run. There are many different 5k themes to choose from. I chose the flamingo one because I loved the medal.Once I signed up for the 5k all I had to do was wait for my number and medal to arrive. One thing that I really like about virtual runs is that you can chose your own time and place. You don’t have to get up early or worry about the weather. For my 5k I chose a trail that I’m familiar with and enjoy walking on.I brought my medal and my number with me as I went on one of my favorite walks. I walked most of the way and finished in an hour and ten minutes. I was so happy to put the medal on when I finished. There are many cute medals to chose from I may just have to do another virtual run sometime!

Goodwill, Savers and an amazing find!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m excited to tell you about my latest thrift shopping adventures. Including one item that I’m very happy that I found. On Thursday I went on a quick trip to Goodwill. I I got some great items including a Melissa and Dad craft kit, a Barbie book that still had the stickers in it, and a set of Disney markers that came from the theme parks. I’m excited to use the Melissa and Doug craft kit that I got. I love the wooden heart-shaped beads. On Friday after work I went to Savers. When I walked over to the toy section I saw a large horse toy on the shelf. I wonder if it could be an American girl horse toy because it seemed large enough. I went over and looked at it and sure enough the tag on the leg said American girl. I was so excited! I love finding American Girl products but I was super excited to find this one. I think I’m going to do a photo shoot with my dolls and the horse. My other savers finds include some ’90s Beanie Babies, some Barbie dolls including one with a really awesome hair, a spin art kit, a set of Lisa Frank erasers,and a Christmas plate from the ’70s. I had a lot of fun at Savers and I spent more time there than I thought I did. I wonder what my next big thrift find will be.