Portland OR. Vacation part 4

Hello, my bucket list friends ! The Portland adventure continues with part 4 here we go !

 

Portland OR. Vacation part 4

This day of our adventure got off to an early start. We had a tour of  Multnomah Falls and other amazing places scheduled. We hopped on the tour van and headed off for a fun adventure. When the van got to the area where the falls were located it was just a short walk to the falls. The falls were very beautiful but they are also very popular and attract a crowd.The tour took us to many beautiful places including , Latourell falls and a very pretty look out.Some of the other places we went to were not as popular as Multnomah falls so there were less people. We also got a view of the famous haystack rock.  I had a fun time walking through the beautiful and very green forests.  Portland is a great place for nature lovers. For our next activity we went back to Washington Park to explore the Portland Japanese gardens.  The gardens of course were very beautiful just like most of Portland. I enjoyed watching the Koi fish just like I had the day before. There is something very relaxing about watching Koi fish peacefully swim around. The Japanese garden also had some Zen gardens. I have seen small zen gardens before but nothing like this. The Zen gardens there were truly works of art.  As with most of Portland the garden was lush and green. This day was filled with a lot a breath taking views of nature but the next day I would be seeing the beauty of Portland from another view point.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Monterrey day trip June 2019

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

 

 

 

bucket list #190- Go shopping everyday for a week

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

Monterrey adventure May 2019

 

Hello, my bucket list friends ! On Sunday I went to Monterrey with some awesome people to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. It was a great day and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here we go !

 

 

Monterrey adventure May 2019

 

We started off our day of fun in Monterrey with breakfast at this cute little place crepe place. The food was so good ! It was a great way to start the day. Then it was time for some much needed pampering we all got out nails done and got massages. I love the color I chose for my nails . Purple seemed to be a popular choice among our group. After nails and massages we went and did some wine tasting at this restaurant with an amazing ocean view. After that it was shopping time ! Monterrey has some great places to shop everyone was having a fun time looking around at some awesome stores. I got some homemade soap , some candy, and a new snow globe for my collection.  When we were all shopped out we went down to the beach and took some fun pictures.  Then we had a wonderful dinner before heading back home. It was a very fun day even though it was raining off and on we were still able to do everything we had planned. Overall it was a really fun day ! Rock On- Christina Epperly

 

 

Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got to go to the very cute Hello Kitty Cafe and I’m very excited to tell you all about it ! Here we go !

 

Hello Kitty Cafe

 

I had heard about the Hello Kitty Cafe before but I hadn’t had a chance to check it out. Well, I finally got my chance to go and it did not disappoint! It was probably the smallest cafe I have ever been to but it was for sure the cutest! There were some very cute treats to choose from. I chose the strawberry cake and the peach iced tea. The tea was very sweet but very delicious, it came in this very cute cup with a picture of Hello Kitty on it ! The strawberry cake was very cute and very tasty !  It had these cute Hello Kitty candies on it. I hope I get to go back sometimes and try some more treats ! If you get the chance I highly recommend checking this place out !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

Wax on arm hair off !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! This week I did something new and exciting I got my arms waxed ! To learn more about my experience just keep reading !

Wax on arm hair off !

You really never know what the day will bring when you wake up in the morning and I didn’t think that I was going to get waxed that day but I did. I’ve mentioned on this blog that I’ve started a new job doing massage and front desk . Well one really cool thing about my new job is that there is an amazing lady who runs her waxing business in our office. I had never been professionally waxed before but I had used wax strips from the drug store. I had been considering get my arms waxed since I started working there but I hadn’t taken The plunge. Untill Wednesday at

the end of my shift I decided to schedule an appointment to get my arms waxed but it turned out she had time right then. So in true bucket lister style I went for it and I’m so gald I did. There was hardly any pain at all and I love how smooth my arms are . I didn’t dislike my arms before but now I really love them. Even though this was not a bucket list item it gave me a similar feeling to crossing an item off. It was exciting to try something new. I love spontaneous adventures and I’m very happy I got to have one this week !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

My first MRI ( OCD research)

Hello my bucket list friends ! On Monday I did something pretty exciting,I got my first ever MRI . I was nervous at first but it was an interesting new experience and I can’t wait to share it with you .  Now I’m not sick or anything , I’m lucky enough to be participating in an OCD research study at Stanford. With all that being said here is the story of my first MRI.

 

 

My first MRI

I’ve been doing the pre-screening for this study for a while now but I didn’t want to say anything on this blog until things got going .  The study will be researching TMS treatments for people with OCD. TMS has been used for OCD and other mental health conditions but usually the treatments are done in a time span of 4-6 weeks . For this study I will be doing the treatments for one week . The study will see how effective the treatments are in the span of a week . During the study I will be getting two MRI scans . The first one was completed on Monday and the second one will be done after the TMS treatments are completed. On Monday I went to Stanford University to get my first MRI. I arrived about 45 minutes early so I had some time to explore the beautiful campus . It was raining on and off that day and I had to keep my hair dry for the MRI so I kept my hood on most of the time while I was exploring .  My favorite thing about the campus was this big beautiful fountain I took so many pictures by it . After some exploring it was time for the MRI. I was nervous but it wasn’t that bad at all .  I did some paper work then I got dressed up in some fancy blue scrubs. After putting in some ear plugs it was time to say hello to the MRI machine . I felt nice and cozy in the machine it wasn’t bad at all in there.  It was loud even with ear plugs and you can call me weird if you want but I kind of liked the noise .  I was in there for about 90 minutes I think. When it was done I felt a little dizzy but not bad I was very tired that night but it is all worth it to be apart of this amazing study .

Rock on – Christina Epperly