Montana vacation part 1

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently came back from a vacation to Montana. My mom and I had a lot of fun. I can’t wait to tell you about my Montana adventure so let’s dive on in!

Montana vacation part 1

Our Montana adventure started with an early morning flight to Salt Lake City. Then after about two hours in the airport my mom and I were on our way to Billings Montana. After a stop at the airport gift shop and a much needed rest in our hotel we decided to go to the Rimrock mall. I was excited to go to the mall because they have a Build a Bear Workshop there and it was open! The locations close me were still closed. When we got to the mall we decided to eat dinner at the food court. We went to a pizza place but I wish we would have gone to this restaurant that looked like it had really good sandwiches but I didn’t see their menu until after we got our pizza. After dinner we headed to Build a Bear Workshop! My mom decided to walk around the mall while I built my bear. This store had not received shipment since March so they did not have the summer bear that I was planning out getting. I decided to get this bear that was covered in colorful hearts. I named my bear sugarplum and picked out a dress for her. She is a very beautiful bear! It was a great first day of vacation!

Day 2

On day two we went to zoo Montana. When I was doing research on things to do in Billings Montana I was excited to see that there was zoo there and not just any zoo. Zoo Montana is home to mostly rescue animals! When we got to the zoo I was excited to see the animals that lived there but before I saw any animals I quickly discovered just how beautiful this zoo is.  There are some really lovely gardens at this zoo. The gardens are definitely worth checking out. Of course the animals are definitely worth seeing as well. One of my favorite animals that I saw at the zoo that day was the grizzly bear. The bear was eating food they had been left right by a viewing area in the enclosure. It was so cool to see the bear up close! I got some great pictures of the very beautiful grizzly bear. Another animal that I enjoyed seeing were the red pandas. One of the pandas was laying in a tree. The other was walking around the enclosure. I was happy that I was able to get some really great pictures of the red pandas. Another cool thing that happened at the zoo was getting to see the tiger move around. I know it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but tigers sleep a lot so they are usually sleeping when I have seen them before at zoos. I was glad that I was able to get a picture of the tiger standing up. In addition to the gardens and the animals the zoo also had playgrounds! I had a fun time going on the slides with my mom. After exploring the outdoors we went to see the animals that were housed inside. I liked watching the armadillo run around I also enjoyed seeing the Kookaburra. After seeing the animals in the indoor exhibit we went to the gift shop. I got some pretty nice items at the gift shop including a bookmark and a magnet. With the change I got from the gift shop I went to the pressed penny machine. I’ve been getting more into using these machines lately. I was excited to see the zoo also had a photo booth. My mom and I had a fun time taking pictures and I’m happy with how our pictures came out. After the zoo we went to downtown Billings to see the Western Heritage Center. This museum had some very interesting exhibits including one about bees. I also enjoyed the exhibit that was called saints and sinners. This exhibit was filled was interesting stories about some famous women who lived in Montana. Before going to explore more of downtown Billings, we went to the museum’s gift shop where I got this really nice travel cup. While walking around downtown I saw this ice cream shop that I had heard about in a travel video called Big Dipper ice cream. When we went to the ice cream shop  I saw that they had a flavor called apple walnut and I just had to try it. It was fun to try something new and I’m glad I did. After the ice cream shop we got some food at a restaurant called Well pared. This healthy restaurant turned out to be my favorite in Billings.

That’s the end of part one of my Montana adventure. Thanks for reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Things I love August 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends it’s time for another better late then never things I love post. Enjoy!

 

Things I love August 2019

My day trip to San Francisco – Its great to live just an hour away from this major city ( you can read about it HERE )

Build a Bear workshop – I’ve loved this place for a long time and it was the perfect place to go for my birthday ! ( you can read about it HERE)

My new phone case – Whenever I get a new phone I get these awesome phone cases from amazon that are an work of art . Take a look at the picture below it’s pretty awesome !

my new hair cut – I love having short hair but my hair grows so fast that it often gets longer then I like pretty quickly but in August I finally got it cut! I love it .

crossing get acupuncture off my bucket list – Another item is off the list ! ( read about it HERE)

Rock on- Christina Epperly

My 29th birthday !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! On August 26th I turned 29 ! It was a really great day and I can’t wait to tell you all about it so here we go !

My 29th birthday !

My birthday started of with a nice relaxing day at home. I slept in , put up a new blog post and just enjoyed the day. That evening the fun began. It started off with meeting family and friends and one of my favorite places Build a Bear Workshop. I already knew which bear I was going to choose. I saw this bear online that was brightly colored and she had ice pops on her feet. I found her at the workshop easily and my guests picked the animals they wanted then it was time build them. The employee that helped us was very nice and even made me a birthday sticker. I named my bear August Summers and I got her an outfit that had ice pops on it ! Her fur is so soft I’m so happy I choose her to be my birthday bear! My guest’s animals turned out really cute as well. After all our bear building fun it was time to chow down at the food court. I finally got to try out this vegan restaurant I’ve been wanting to go to. The food was pretty good. After that we went to the Cheese Cake Factory for Cheese Cake of course ! I got the very pretty and very yummy celebration cheese cake. It was truly a wonderful birthday! A big thank you to everyone that gave me birthday wishes and helped me celebrate.

Rock on – Christina Epperly