Day trip to Gilroy

Hello,my bucket list friends ! Yesterday I went on a little day trip adventure. It was a fun outing and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go!

 

Day trip to Gilroy

My mom and I both had a free day yesterday so we deiced to go to Gilroy and check out this place called Garlic World. It’s a very cute roadside stop that reminded me of a fruit stand mixed with a farmers market. One part of the store smelled like you had just walked in to a giant clove of garlic! Good thing I love the smell of garlic. My mom and I picked out some candy and drinks . I also got a key chain shaped liked you guessed it , garlic! Outside of the store there was a photo opp where you could put your head through a big wooden garlic cutout. Of course I had to do that ! After Garlic world we headed over to the Gilroy outlets. Going shopping at the Gilroy outlets is on my bucket list but since most of the stores were closed I’ll wait to officially cross that item off. However the California Welcome center at the outlets was open. The had a lot of travel brochures and a penny press machine I was a quarter short so I didn’t do the penny press this time but I did get a cute garlic plush and a few other things there. It was a successful and fun day trip. I hope I get to go back to the outlets soon!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

A walk on the beach

Hello,my bucket list friends ! I live pretty close to the beach but I don’t go a lot anymore but this week I got to go. I went on a beach walk with my mom and my friend. It felt good to be back at the beach it had been a long time since I had last gone. I felt so free as I ran in the water.  The water was actually surprisingly warm it’s usually very cold. I enjoyed seeing the sand castles that had been built. Also the beach we were at is a dog friendly beach. I loved seeing all the dogs running around and having a good time. Just like that dogs I saw, I had a really great time at the beach ! I hope to go over there more this summer !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

One great day !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Last Saturday was a really fun day. I spent it with two of my favorite people doing some of the things I enjoy most . Without further delay here we go !

 

 

One great day !

My great day started by waking up with my friend Amy all ready in the house. She had spent the night before and we had a good time watching movies until we got tired . Around noon with met a friend of mine in town. Then we all walked to a local thrift store. The thrift store closes  pretty early in the day so we didn’t have much time there but we were able to find some pretty cool things. Both of my friends found a book or two and I got some books, a Barbie doll , a craft kit and a Disneyland zip up sweatshirt. As we were getting ready to get in line to pay, Amy saw the sweatshirt and knew I would love it. I quickly tired it on since it was a smaller size then I normally wear. I was so happy that it fit and was only a little tight.  After that we headed to lunch at a restaurant that we all three enjoy. Lunch was awesome we knew the food there was good but it was also nice to just to sit down and talk for awhile. After that we went to another place that we all like to go to called Petroglyph. At this art studio you choose a ceramic piece to paint then pick it up later. All three of us chose animals to paint. I chose a duck and my friends chose a porcupine and a turtle. We had a good time choosing paint for our creations and painting them. Everyone’s creation turned out beautiful if you ask me! We had had two more stops  before we called it a day , a coffee shop and the candy store ! Which I think is a perfect way to end a fun filled day ! So, there you have it my great day ! I hope all of you are having great days as well.  Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

San Francisco day trip Aug. 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Earlier this month my mom and I went on a fun day trip to San Francisco. I can’t wait to tell you all about it so hold on tight and here we go !

San Francisco day trip Aug. 2019

I’m so blessed that I live only about an hour drive from a major tourist city! I’ve been to San Francisco quite a few times but this city has so much to offer it wasn’t hard to find things there that I haven’t done before. When we got to SF we signed up for a boat tour that passed under the golden gate bridge . ( I’ve walked across the bridge before you can read about it HERE) Before the boat tour we took a walk over to pier 39 and I did one of my favorite things souvenir shopping! I all ready have some souvenirs from my previous trips to San Francisco including some snow globes but I had some things in mind that I was looking for. I found this amazing snow globe that has the whole state of California on one side and San Francisco on the other side . I was so happy when I saw this snow globe I knew I just had to get it ! I also knew I wanted to get a stuffed animal wearing a San Francisco shirt I have quite a few stuff animals wearing shirts from other destinations but I didn’t have one from SF. I got a very cute seal that was wearing a San Francisco sweat shirt I picked out a few other things then it was time for the boat tour ! We were one of the last people to get on the boat but we found some good seats by a window on the upper deck. The boat ride included an audio tour. I enjoyed listening to the audio tour it provided all kinds of interesting facts about the places we were passing. It was so cool to pass under the Golden Gate bridge! The boat was packed full of people so it was hard to get good pictures but I managed to get some good shots of some of the things we passed. After the boat it was time for lunch. Went we went Boudin bakery I loved looking at all bread in fun shapes.  For lunch I had an amazing veggie sandwich . After lunch we went somewhere I’ve been wanting to go for a while the Aquarium of the Bay. This Aquarium was pretty small but it was still fun. I enjoyed looking at the fish and the otters. After enjoying the aquarium we decided to go on a bus tour. We went on the big bus tour. On the big bus tour you can hop on and off the bus at different locations but we decided to stay on the bus for the most of the loop and listen to the tour guide as he gave some interesting information about every stop. We ended up getting off the bus a stop or two before the end of the full loop. When we got of the bus we ended up walking  around pier 39 some more and we went and looked at the the famous seals. After that we walked to a Starbucks for some food and drinks before heading back home after a fun filled day.

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

 

 

 

My little pony bracelet kit

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Today, I went to a toy store and I got a super cute My Little pony bracelet kit. I can’t wait tell you more about this super cute kit so let’s get to it !

 

 

My little pony bracelet kit

I love being creative and I also love My Little Pony so when I saw this bracelet kit in a toy store today, I knew I would have a lot of fun with it. When I got home I had a fun time putting the letters and charms on the bracelets ! I put on two of the bracelets and I wore them when I went out again later today. I love the way that they look plus I can change the charms anytime I want to !  I’m really glad I got this bracelet kit !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Bucket List #76 get a Disney Tattoo

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I just crossed another item of my bucket list. As always I’m excited to share my adventure with all of you so here we go !

 

 

Bucket List #76 get a Disney Tattoo

 

I have been wanting to cross this one off for a while now and on Friday I finally got my chance. My friend and I were having a wonderful hang out day. We had just finished walking around a park when we were trying to decide what to do next. I looked on my phone and saw that there was a tattoo shop nearby that took walk ins so we went to check it out. When we got there I was happy to hear that they had time to take a walk in appointment . I wanted to get two Mickey Mouse shaped balloons but I wanted one of them to have a bow on top to look like Minnie.I showed the artist some pictures of similar tattoos and he drew up the perfect design. My friend enjoyed watching and taking pictures while I got my newest tattoo. I’m a huge Disney fan and I wanted a fun tattoo that would show that. I’m really happy with the way it turned out and I’m also happy that I crossed another item off my list !

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

A new job and fun times !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! My life has been jammed packed lately. In addition to participating in the OCD study at Stanford I got a new job that I’m excited to tell all of you about. I’ve also been enjoying some fun days. Let’s get going!

 

A new job and fun times !

 

2/16/2019 – The day after I got home from Stanford I started at my new job . It was hard to leave my other jobs but I’m really excited to have one amazing job. I’ll be both a receptionist and a massage therapist at this job. My first day went well and I’m excited to go in again this week.

 

2/17/2019 – This day was jammed packed with fun ! I met up with my amazing friend we went to the Goodwill ,the Dollar Tree , an awesome pizza place, and frozen yogurt. Then that evening we went to church with my parents. This day was filled to the brim with my favorite things. I’m so great full for days like this.

2/18/2019 – Another jammed packed day filled with my favorite things. My mom and I got coffee , went for a walk and went shopping at Target. I found some great things in the dollar section. I also go a My Little pony Equestria girls pinkie pie doll. The only downside was that everything was very crowed that day but overall it was a great day!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Exploring Crab Cove in Alameda

Hello , my bucket list friends . Yesterday, I went on a fun little adventure to Crab Cove in Alameda . I had never been there before and it is surprising just how many places in the bay area I have never been to, since I have lived here my whole life ! My mom and I decided that it would be fun to visit as many bay area cities as possible before we move . We started with Crab Cove in Alameda  and I can’t wait to tell you all about it !

 

 

Exploring Crab Cove in Alameda

 

We started off our visit to Crab cove by going to the visitor’s center . There were some really interesting things to see in the visitor’s center including a few fish tanks that housed all kinds of fish, a big crab, a star fish and even a small shark ! The center also had information on the history of crab cove .It used to be a seaside amusement park . Now days it is a beautiful seaside park with picnic tables , grassy areas and plenty of beautiful views . After exploring the visitor’s center we took a walk along the beach . It was fun getting to watch people going kite boarding and windsurfing . It had been a while since I’ve gone to the beach so it was nice to take a walk by the water and watch the waves .We also saw lots of birds including geese . It was a fun little adventure and it would be cool to go back sometime to have a picnic , play in the water and maybe even try windsurfing !

Rock on – Christina Epperly