Carousel and train rides

Hello,my bucket list friends! On Saturday I went to a local park that has both a carousel and a train. I haven’t been on them in a while but I love carousels so I thought that it would be fun to go on the rides. We had our neighbor’s dog with us and dogs are allowed on the train as long as they are on a leash. I bought the tickets then went on the carousel! I had a great time ridding the carousel! Ridding made me so happy! I wish a could ride a carousel everyday! After the carousel,my mom the dog and I went to wait in line for the train. It was pretty crowded so we waited in line for about fifteen minutes. The dog did a good job of waiting though. It was fun ridding on the train with the dog. It was the perfect weekend adventure!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

A trip to the beach and a trip to Goodwill

Hello,my bucket list friends! My favorite season is in full swing. The summer fun keeps on coming. I have hit a few bumps in the road during this summer mainly I hurt a muscle in my leg and had to stay off of it for most of last weekend and that was not fun. However last Tuesday after work I went to the beach. I haven’t been to the beach in a while and I really wanted to go. My mom and I plus the neighbor’s dog went on a little beach adventure. It felt so good to walk on the beach and put my feet in the water. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to the beach but this trip more than made up for it. I took a lot of great pictures and just had a really good time overall. The dog had a great time playing with other dogs on the beach. I had a lot smiles on my face that evening. The next day I went to the Goodwill while my dad went shopping at the store next door. I got some great items to add to my collection including a Rainbow Dash backpack, some TY toys,a Disney popcorn bucket,a Disney picture friend and some Crayola markers. I know it can be hard sometimes but planning fun things on weekdays can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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

Things I love August 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! August has already flown on by so it’s time to take a look back at the things I loved. Let’s dive on in!

Thrift shopping – I went thrift shopping twice in August. I found some really awesome stuff including some great books!

My birthday – I had a really great time celebrating my 30th birthday! ( You can read about it HERE)

Making paper airplanes – I finally learned how to make a half way decent paper airplane ( You can read about it HERE)

Sharpie tie-dye art – I had a fun time crossing this item off my bucket list ( You can read about it HERE )

There are some of the things I loved in August 2020! I wonder what things I will enjoy in September.

Thanks for reading ! Rock On Christina Epperly

Fun with paper airplanes!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I had the day off today so I decided to cross off one of the items from my 30 before 30 list. My birthday is coming soon and I hope to cross a few more items off my list before then. Without further delay let’s dive into today’s fun!

Today I decided to learn how to make a paper airplane. This is a pretty simple thing that I’ve wanted to learn for a while now. Back when I worked in childcare. There were times when I would be asked to make a paper airplane and I had no idea how to make one! I tried a few times but I never could get it right. I decided that today was the day when I would finally make a paper airplane. I started off by following some written directions that I found online . That airplane didn’t fly very well so then I watched a YouTube video. I tried to follow along with the video but I got a little confused. That airplane didn’t fly all that well either. Then I tried doing one one my own. Useing the skills that I had picked up from the instructions for the first two planes. I actually liked the way this plane flew. I made another plane on my own and I decorated them all. I had a fun time coloring and putting stickers on the planes. I’m glad I did this activity today. The next time someone asks me to make a paper airplane for them I’ll be able to make something even if it isn’t perfect.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Montana adventure part 2

Hello,my bucket list friends! Welcome to part two of my Montana adventure! I’m excited to share the next part of my adventure with you so let’s dive on in!

Montana adventure part 2

day 3

We started off day three with a hike on the four dances trail. One of things that I leaned about Montana is that there are grasshoppers everywhere! The trail was covered in them. My favorite part about this hike is the views. It was nice to get to see Billings from up high. This hike did make me a little nervous. I was worried that we would see a rattle snake because it was so warm that day. We didn’t see any rattle snakes but I did forget to put sunscreen on the back of my neck and I got quite a burn. At least it was just a small area of my neck that got burned. After our hike we went to explore the Yellowstone art museum. There were some great works of art in this museum but my favorite was the children’s art exhibit. After the museum we went to well Pared for lunch. After lunch we walked around and I bought a Montana shirt at a shop that we had been to the day before but this time there was a very friendly dog visiting the store! On our way back to the hotel our very nice Uber driver told us about a town called Red Lodge. She said that she could take us there the next day. I was excited to explore a new place. After relaxing at the hotel for awhile we took an Uber to Starbucks but it turned out to be closed. We ended up walking to Walmart and I got another Montana shirt. Day three brought a lot walking and a lot of adventure!

 

Day 4

We started off the day by meeting our Uber driver from the day before. We got in the car and headed to Red Lodge. Our first stop was a visitor center. After that we drove through the town to this beautiful lookout point. The views were beautiful but my favorite part was feeding sunflower seeds to the friendly chipmunks! After feeding the chipmunks we went back to the town of Red Lodge. We went right to the Yellowstone animal sanctuary. I had a fun time visiting the animals. The raccoons were my favorites but I also enjoyed seeing the bears and porcupines. There is also a very friendly cat there. Before we left  we stopped by the gift shop. I love the plush owl that I got. After exploring the animal sanctuary.  We were getting hungry so we put our names on a list at a restaurant. While we were waiting we went shopping. I got a snow globe and a magnet at a souvenir store. I also enjoyed going to the candy store and getting peppermints and other yummy treats. Then it was time for lunch. After having a very yummy lunch. It was time to head back to the hotel.    Day 4 was so much fun! This was one of my favorite days of vacation!

That concludes part 2 of my Montana adventure. Thanks for reading

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Mermaid sparkling water !

Hello,my bucket list friends! Some of you may recall the post I did last month about Polar’s unicorn sparkling water. Well this time I tried the mermaid water. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so let’s get to it!

Mermaid sparkling water!

I’ll get right to it, I enjoyed the taste of this water. It has a refreshing lemon flavor. I also liked the art on the can and the box . Just like the the unicorn water the cans were a small size. I really wish thease flavors came in bigger cans. Overall I would recommend trying this sparkling water.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Latest Dollar Tree adventure

Hello,my bucket list friends! My Idaho posts took a while to finish so now it’s time to catch up on what I’ve been up to since I got back. Starting with a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree. Let’s dive on in!

Latest Dollar Tree adventure

I already love the Dollar Tree and latley I have been watching videos on YouTube of people shopping at the Dollar Tree. When I watch thoes videos they make me want to go to the Dollar Tree as soon as possible. Earlier this month when Amy and I were hanging out we took a trip to the Dollar Tree and I’m very glad we did. I was so happy to see that they had the TY beanie boos blind boxes. I got five of them. My other favorite finds from this trip include a My Little Pony pencil case,a notebook that says my bucket list on the cover, and gummy bear stickers. I’m still watching  Dollar Tree videos on YouTube and I already want to go shopping there again!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Idaho vacation summer 2020 part 4

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time for the 4th and final part of my Idaho summer 2020 vacation posts! In this post I do one of my favorite things swimming! Without anymore delay Let’s jump on in to this post!

Idaho Vacation summer 2020 part 4

This post starts out on July 3rd. We didn’t have any solid plans for the 4th of July so I asked my grandparents if we could have a a small get together at their house with local family and they said yes! It was a very small get-together but I wanted to decorate like it was a big party. My mom and I went to the Dollar Tree for decorations. There were not many 4th of July decorations left at the store but we were able to get a a few things like  July 4th window stickers! After the Dollar Tree we went to get food for our  July 4th celebration. My favorite food item that we got were fourth of July cupcakes! After we finished getting everything we needed for our celebration we went to Starbucks and got coffee. That night we walked to the pool by grandparent’s house. We had a really fun time at the pool. There were a few other people there when we first got to the pool but because it was nighttime people started leaving and before we knew it we were the only people there! It was so nice having the pool to ourselves! I really love going swimming and I don’t get to do it very often so that made it extra special! It was overall a really great day now it’s time to tell you about our July 4th celebration. Before our celebration I had a lot of fun decorating the house.  I really liked putting up the window stickers even though not all of them stayed up! My grandparent’s enjoyed our celebration and our family liked the food that we picked out. The best part was that we didn’t have to go anywhere to see fireworks they were all around us!  I had fun taking pictures of the fireworks . The next morning we took a very early flight home.  I had a fun time in Idaho and I can’t wait to tell you about my next adventure.

Rock On – Christina Epperly