Things I love DEC. 2019

( So I accidentally deleted this post oops ! So here it is again )

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s time to say goodbye to another month . This month was overall good and I can’t wait to tell you more so, here we go !

Going to Disneyland – A great vacation to one of my favorite places ( you can read about it HERE )

Disney candy cane – While at Disneyland I got one of the very popular and very good Disneyland candy canes ( you can read about it HERE )

Disney’s 12 days of socks –  This was a very fun advent calendar ( you can read about it HERE )

Frozen 2 – My friend and I both really enjoyed this movie . It was full of adventure and excitement !

Squishy art kit – This was a very fun art kit ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Goofy’s kitchen – I got to eat at one of my favorite places while in Disneyland ! It was a lot of fun ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Bucket list #164 Take a Disneyland tour

Hello, my bucket list friends while I was in Disneyland I crossed another item off my list . I talked a little bit about it in my previous post about my vacation (you can read that HERE) but I wanted to do a more in-depth post about this bucket list item so let’s get to it!

Bucket list #164 Take a Disneyland tour

Disneyland tours are popular so it’s best to book as soon as possible. If I’m remembering correctly you can book thirty days before the date of your tour. I called to book my tour about a month in advance and I was super excited that I was able to get three spots for the day I wanted. Our tour started around 3:30 PM but we were told to get there an half an hour early to check in. Once we checked in we were given very cute pins with our names on them and listening devices so we could hear the tour guide clearly. After that we met our tour guide and the tour began. We started our tour in Disneyland but we parked hopped over to Disney California Adventure during the tour. While we were in California Adventure we all got fudge at trolley treats. Through out the tour we were entertained with various facts and stories about holiday time at the Disneyland resort. We were also able to listen to music and audio clips through our audio devices. Sometimes the audio devices were a little hard to hear but overall I enjoyed using them during the tour. As part of our tour we got to go on the Small World holiday ride. We had been on it earlier in the day but I was so happy that we got to go again. After our ride we went over to our seats for the Christmas parade that had been reserved for our tour group. Disney puts on some really awesome parades and this one was no exception! The parade was a lot of fun to watch ! I loved the dancing snowmen they were so cute ! While we were sitting for the parade we were given hot chocolate in Disney souvenir mugs ,gingerbread cookies and another pin. The tour guide did a good job of keeping the group together as we walked though the crowds.  I enjoyed this tour and I would like to take another one again sometime.   Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Disneyland Dec. 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I just got back from Disneyland one of my favorite places in the whole world ! I had a really great time and I have a lot to say so let’s get to it !!

Disneyland Dec. 2019

This Disneyland adventure started on Wednesday with a short plane ride then an Uber ride. When my parents and I got to the hotel I didn’t want to stay there long because I was super excited to go to Downtown Disney. Not long after arriving to the hotel we walked to Downtown Disney I was so excited to be back at the Disneyland resort! I took some pictures as we walked to the World of Disney store. I already had an idea of what I wanted to buy there .Some of the things I wanted were sold out but that didn’t stop me from finding some great items. Some of my favorites included a Peppermint scented Mickey Mouse pillow, a 2019 Disneyland shirt, and a pack of post cards. After shopping it was time to eat we went to Black Tap and had a wonderful dinner. After walking around a little bit we headed back to the hotel to get rested for the big day we had ahead of us. The next day we made it to Disneyland early enough to attend magic morning. Magic morning is when the park opens a little earlier for some people. We were able to go to magic morning because we had  three day park hopper tickets. We quickly got going on the rides and we also got some great pictures by the Main Street Christmas tree. We were able to do a lot of the rides we wanted to do with the help of max pass. Max pass let’s you make fast pass reservations right from your phone it also lets you download and share ride photos as well as the photos that Disney Photographers take of you. We had lunch reservations at Cafe Orleans and the food was very good. I also went and did some shopping of course! My favorite thing I got that day was the classic mouse ear hat. I already had a pink mouse ear hat with my first name on it , now I have a black pair with my last name on it . I also got to cross off a bucket list item this day. I have wanted to take an official Disneyland tour for a while now and on this trip I got to! We took the holiday tour and it was so much fun! Along with the tour we got reserved seats for the Christmas parade, hot chocolate in souvenir mugs and special tour pins. Later that night I road splash mountain and got soaked! I ended up getting some Star Wars pants because my jeans were so heavy with water ! The next day we started off at California Adventure. We rode the more popular rides first some of which are my favorites! Then I got to ride the new carousel I really like the cute cartoon like animals on the new carousel. We had lunch reservations but as we were waiting for our table to be ready it started raining pretty heavily. We stayed under a big umbrella until it was time to eat. we had a wonderful meal at the Wine Country Trattoria ,then we went to buy some rain ponchos before heading over to Disneyland.When we got to Disneyland we went on the Disneyland railroad . We rode it all the way around the park then back to Tomorrow land where we went on the finding Nemo submarine voyage ride before going back to the hotel. The next day was our last day in the parks for this trip. I started my day off in California adventure while my parents went to Disneyland to do rides. I had a very important reason for starting my day off in California Adventure. During Christmas time the Disneyland resort makes fresh candy canes that are available to buy the same day but they are very popular so you have to line up early to get one. I got to the park before it opened but when I got in the gate there was already a line to get candy canes. When I got to the front on the line I was given a wrist band and told to return at 9:00 am to buy my candy cane. I had sometime before then so I got a fast pass for the Toy Story ride. Then I took a nice and relaxing walk over to Pixar pier. When the park officially opened I rode two rides before using my fast pass for the Toy Story ride. After that it was time to go get my candy cane. I went and bought my candy cane and two Disney pins, after that  I went over to Disneyland where my parents were. I got popcorn in a very cute popcorn bucket and I rode two more rides before I met up with my parents. When my parents and I met up in Tomorrow Land we went on more rides followed by a stop the Tropical Hideaway for food  and Dole whips. We had dinner reservations at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland hotel but we still had some time before then so we went to California Adventure for more fun. When it came time for dinner I was so excited it had been a very long time since I had been to Goffy’s Kitchen. Dinner at Goffy’s Kitchen was a lot of fun! We all really liked the food and had a fun time interacting with Goofy and his friends! To sum everything up this vacation was one on the best ones I’ve ever been on and I can’t wait until my next Disney adventure.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Adventures part 1

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 !

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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 .

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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 !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Surprise Disneyland Trip

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m so happy to tell you about my trip to Disneyland last week . As you can probably tell by the title of this post I had no idea that I was going to Disneyland. I thought that my mom and I were driving down to Oxnard to go to the Dallas Cowboys training camp, go to the beach and play mini golf. I was excited to go on a trip and take a break from work and school but I really wanted to go to Disneyland but since I’m only working part time right now , I could not afford to go. Little did I know my parents were going to give me the best birthday /graduation gift ever! The day we were leaving I opened the suitcase to pack for the trip. As I started to open the suit case I saw that there was some things inside . There was a note on top of some other things the note was written on Minnie Mouse  paper. The note on top read Surprise!! You’re going to…  I moved the first piece of paper and the one underneath simply read Disneyland!!! I was very surprised and overwhelmed with joy, I also found out that we were flying and that we would be there and we would be in Disneyland that Evening! After a quick flight and dropping our things off at the right hotel after accidently going to the wrong one first. My mom and I walked to Disneyland, I was so happy I could not believe that I was actually in Disneyland. My mom had gotten the new max pass for all three days of our trip so we could make fast pass reservations from her phone. The first day We got to go on some awesome rides including the Jungle cruise, Space Mountain, and It’s a small world  . We also had a very tasty dinner and I did some shopping. The next day we started off in Disneyland , we enjoyed some more rides and of course I did some more shopping  .One of my favorite  things that I bought was the classic mouse ear hat with my name  on it .We had a very delicious lunch before going over to Disney California adventure  to enjoy some wonderful rides  and  get some pictures taken by Disney’s photographers. I just have to say I love the new guardians of the galaxy ride the music is amazing and the whole ride is one big adventure . I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m happy they changed the theme of the ride   On the last day, We started at Disney California adventure. I had a great time riding the king triton carousel carousel, hiking on the redwood creek challenge trail, trying to get the best score I could on Toy story ride and getting my picture taken with Groot. After some time, back at the hotel I went back to Disneyland and I enjoyed watching  the Main Street electoral parade. I really enjoyed My summer 2017 Disneyland trip (I got to rode it’s a small world twice! ) I’m so thankful that I went to Disneyland this year!

 

 

A very merry Disneyland vacation

Hello my bucket list friends! I just got back from an amazing vacation to the Disneyland resort and I crossed off one item from my bucket list. This vacation was simply awesome! Before I tell you more about it take a look at some fun pictures from my vacation.

#124 – Go to Disney land at Christmas time
Disneyland is one of my favorite places but I had only been there during the summer months. I had never gotten the chance to see the huge Christmas tree on Main Street or to see small world, hunted mansion and jungle cruise completely transformed with decorations. I was very excited to cross this one off my list. When I walked down Main Street it was more amazing than I thought it would be. The Christmas tree was breath taking with so many cute ornaments on it and it was so huge! I don’t think I’d ever seen fully decorated Christmas tree that tall before. There were decorations all over the park the wreath on the castle was so pretty! There were also some really neat Christmas themed souvenirs. The day we arrived I went shopping at the world of Disney store in downtown Disney and among other thing I bought a pair of red and green mouse ears. As my vacation continued I was able to get more Christmas themed souvenirs. I was also very impressed with all the rides that were decorated. It’s a small world is my favorite ride at Disneyland and I was very excited to see it decorated It was more amazing then I thought it would be. It was so beautiful I really enjoyed it. The other decorated rides were also so amazing if you ever get a chance to go to Disneyland at Christmas time I highly recommend it. On the other hand if you can’t stand crowds this would not be a good time to go but if you are ok with crowds it is so worth going. Disney California Adventure Park was also beautifully decorated and there is a really nice Christmas tree also the World of color winter dreams show is very fun and festive. I hope I get the chance to go at Christmastime again!


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Rock on – Christina Epperly

Summer Vacation

Hey everyone last week I went on an amazing vacation to Disneyland and Hollywood! While I was on Vacation I crossed five things off my bucket list! My vacation was so much fun and crossing things off my bucket list made it even more fun! Before we take a look at the items I crossed off here are some fun pictures from my vacation .

#110 get a Disney balloon .Crossed off June 2015
As most of you probably know I love going to Disneyland and I also really love going shopping. I might have gotten a Disney balloon when I was a little kid but I don’t remember it So I put this on my list so I could get this famous Disney souvenir . This one was pretty easy to cross off I just walked up and bought a balloon. Even though it was easy it was really fun carrying it back to the hotel. As I write this my balloon is floating in my room and I love looking at it.

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#183 Create a Disney bear at a build a bear in downtown Disney
This one was just pure fun to cross off! When I was younger I was a huge build a bear fan and as I got older I never stopped liking build a bear. Since I love Disney and build a bear I knew that this one would be fun to cross off. When I walked into the downtown Disney build a bear I saw that they had a special Disneyland bear! I was so excited! I knew that was the one I was going to make! I named my bear Princess Gumdrop and I bought her a special Disneyland outfit complete with mouse ears! 954 959

#192 Go to Hollywood. Crossed off June 2015
Hollywood is a very famous city and since I love TV and Music I just had to put it on my list. Hollywood is a very busy and somewhat overwhelming place but it is overall a pretty amazing city. I enjoyed walking on Hollywood boulevard and I had a good time shopping and taking pictures .I really hope I get to go back some day.

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#169 Go to the Hard rock café. Crossed off June 2015
I love listening to music especially rock. The hard rock café looked like a really cool place so I put it on my list and I’m really glad I did. This place was just so cool and the decorations were amazing! There was also a stage and I got to go on it and take a picture! The food was also really good! I highly recommend this place!

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#21 Visit the walk of fame . Crossed off June 2015
As you can tell from my last blog post I’m a huge Alice Cooper fan so I really wanted to see his star on the walk of fame. I was so excited When I finally found it! I Love the picture that I have of me and the star! It was also a lot of fun just to walk along the walk of fame and see all the stars . – Christina
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