Things I love July 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends! I know we are in the middle of August but don’t worry I haven’t forgotten to do a things I love post for July! without further delay here we go !

 

 

Things I love July 2019

Portland OR. – I had an amazing vacation to Portland. I wrote many posts about this adventure but HERE is the first post I wrote about this vacation.

Lion King remake – I enjoyed watching the high tech remake of one of my favorite movies, You can read about it HERE

helicopter ride-  While in Oregon I crossed an item off of my bucket list. You can read about it (HERE)  

Winning a $100.00 Yogurt Land gift card-  I crossed another item off my bucket list when I won a contest and got a sweet prize ! You can read about it ( HERE)

Getting to paint a cute ceramic bunny ! You can read about it ( HERE) 

There you have it,just a few of my favorite things from a month that was jam packed with fun!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

Summer fun catch up ! 8/2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’ve been so busy writing the posts about my vacation to Portland . I’ve gotten behind on telling you all about my summer fun so let’s catch up shall we ?

Summer fun catch up ! 8/2019

Ok, so where do I start ? I know I’ll start with going to see the Lion King after I  got back from Portland. If you knew me when I was young you would know how much of a Lion king fan I am. It’s still one of my favorite movies to this day. When I saw the remake last month I was able to pick out some the lines that were different from the original. I enjoyed the remake it’s was very impressive I recommend going to see if you get the chance. I’ve also been using my Yogurt Land gift card that I won. I’ve been having a fun time treating people to yogurt. My friend and I went to one of our favorite books stores and we picked out blind date books for each other. A blind date book is a book that is wrapped up and you don’t know what it is till after you buy it!  Before I left for Portland I had a fun time celebrating the 4th of July I got some great pictures of the Fire Works . I also got to go to Petroglyph  which is a studio where you paint ceramics and I painted a very cute bunny ! On the last day of July I bought a set of my little pony toys their tails turn to rainbow colors when you put them in water. You know how the saying goes time flies when your having fun and that perfectly sums up Summer for me. I think we are pretty much caught up now so enjoy some pictures of my summer fun!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Portland OR. vacation part 6

Hello,my bucket list friends! welcome to the six and final part of my vacation to Portland! I’m excited to share the last part of my vacation with all of you , Here we go!

 

Portland OR. vacation part 6

On the last day of our vacation we had a good amount of time before we had to be at the airport but since our hotel was booked up we were not able to get a late check out. Luckily our hotel was able to hold our luggage for us while we went for a walk to pass the time.  We didn’t really have a plan for our walk our route was random. We did end up spending a good amount of time in this very cute toy store. The were so many cute toys in there including this very cute and round plush unicorn. we also got to see some awesome street art and a very cool fountain. Before we headed back to the hotel  we stopped at Starbucks for some drinks. After that we went back to the hotel got our bags and headed to the airport. At the airport we got some lunch before flying back home.  It was a nice relaxing day and great conclusion to our vacation.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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

 

Portland OR. Vacation part 3

Hello,my bucket list friends! Here is part 3 of my summer vacation to Oregon!

Portland OR. Vacation part 3

Sunday started with me finishing my coloring page that I got from the world forestry center and a visit to Stump Town Coffee Roasters. I really enjoyed the coffee at Stump Town. The original plan for the day was to take an Uber to Beverly Clearly sculpture garden but the Uber turned out to be too expensive so we ended up going to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens which was walking distance from our hotel. The garden was absolutely beautiful I loved watching the huge koi fish swimming in the pond. The garden was a very peaceful place. It was very relaxing to just walk around and take in all the beauty of the garden. After exploring the garden we had an amazing lunch at a Mexican restaurant. After lunch we ended up walking around the city and we went back to the mall where we were the day before. I went back to the Made in Oregon store and I got a Portland t-shirt. This was also the day we got to check out an ice cream place that was near out hotel. The ice cream was really good and the ice cream shop was very cute. This day wasn’t as busy as most of the other days on this trip but it was still very enjoyable.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Portland Oregon vacation part 1

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bucket list #107 !

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 !!!

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