Weekend road trip May 2021 Part one

Hello, my bucket list friends! This weekend I went on a family road trip. It was a big adventure and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go! My adventure started on Friday after work. When we began the drive up to Redding it took about four hours. We made a stop for dinner. After dinner we went straight to the hotel to get some sleep. We had a big day ahead of us. On Saturday we started off our day with a tour of the Shasta caverns. After driving and parking we had to take a boat and a bus to get to the caverns. I had a fun time on the boat. Once we got to the caverns I was amazed at how beautiful they were! I felt like an explorer as I walked around the caverns taking pictures. If you ever get the chance to check it out I highly recommend it! After exploring the caverns it was time to explore the gift shop. I got some fun things at the gift shop including a hat and a magnet. Are next adventure was at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. It was hard to get to because there were so many people there. It took a long time to get in. Also finding a parking spot seemed impossible. My mom and I went to look at the falls while my dad looked for a parking spot. I didn’t think that we would be able to enjoy the park altogether. However eventually we were able to find a parking space and go explore all together. We looked at the beautiful waterfall and then took a hike around the waterfall. There were so many people looking at the waterfall that it was overwhelming for me. I could understand why there was so many people there it was such a beautiful place and it was also a holiday weekend. However after we looked at the waterfall and and started on our hike, we noticed that there were not near as many people around. The hike was relaxing and enjoyable. After the hike we went to the store that they have at the park. I got some great souvenirs including a teddy bear and a snow globe. When we got back to Redding, we stopped at the Goodwill. I found some great things while shopping at Goodwill. Some of my favorites include a Barbie doll from 1997, a Barbie car, and lots of Mary-Kate and Ashley books. It was truly an adventure filled day! Thanks for reading

Rock On – Christina Epperly

More adventures in Idaho

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m back in California but I’m still excited to share my latest Idaho adventure with you. On Thursday I went to go see the Titanic exhibit at the Discovery Center of Idaho. The exhibit was very interesting it was amazing to see the artifacts that came from the Titanic. At the end of the Titanic exhibit there was a dinosaur exhibit. That was fun to see. I loved dinosaurs a lot as a kid. After the Discovery Center I went for a walk on the Boise river green belt. It was a fun walk I enjoyed looking at the river. This was a really good day filled with adventure! I hope all of you are enjoying adventures as well.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Hello Idaho 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! As you can probably tell by title of this post I am in Idaho visiting family. I arrived last night but I’m already having a great time. Highlights so far includes spending time with family and an amazing dog named Jewels, going to Olive Garden, going to Michael’s, and playing in the snow. I’m not a big fan of snow but being up here is making me feel like a kid again.I’ve been having fun making footprints and drawing smiley faces in the snow. I’m excited to have even more adventures this week.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Starting off February with a trip to Savers

Hello, my bucket list friends! On Tuesday, I had the day off so I decided to go to Savers. When I go to Savers I head right to the book section. However since it was senior discount day there was a pretty long line outside. My mom was with me so we were able to get the discount as well. After waiting in line I went to the book section. During this thrift shopping trip, I got books from some of my favorite series such as American Girl and Candy Fairies. In addition to some great books I found two Barbie dolls to add to my collection, some art kits and a Build a Bear Fluttershy. I’ve been trying to collect all the main My Little Pony Build a Bear toys and now I only have one more left to find. At the end of this thrift trip while my mom was in line to pay I went to look at the shoes. When I was looking at the shoes in my size, I saw a pair that really caught my eye. The shoes were covered in pictures of animals! It was a very successful thrift shopping trip. I was so happy that I found more candy fairies book I’ve been looking for those books for a while! I hope all of you are having a wonderful week.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Bucket list #297 go to three playgrounds in one day

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m very excited to announce that I’ve crossed off my first buck list item of 2021! Monday, I went on an adventure to three local playgrounds. The first park that I went to is one that I go to pretty often but it’s been a while since I’ve gone on the playground. The second park I visited I been two once or twice but it’s been over a year. As for the third playground, I can’t remember ever going to it. However I saw it all the time because it by a gas station that we go to. The weather was perfect for crossing off this item. I’m glad I decided to cross this item off .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Hawaii adventure

Hello,my bucket list friends! I just wrapped up a family vacation to Hawaii. It was my first time going to Hawaii and I can’t wait to tell you about the adventures I had. Let’s get to it!

After our layover in Seattle. My parents and I flew to Hawaii. My sister had arrived the day before so we met her at the hotel. That evening we walked to a nearby shopping center for dinner. We ate at a movie theater that was also an awesome restaurant. I had a really good veggie burger there. After dinner we went to this cute little market. They sold some really great souvenirs there. The next day we went to volcanoes national park I highly recommend visiting there if you ever find yourself on the big island. There were these really awesome steam vents that were sure to warm you up and fog up your glasses at the same time. While walking on certain trails at the park it felt like I was walking in the rainforest! Another one of my favorite things about this vacation was the pools at our hotel. I love going swimming so it was awesome having access to swimming pools especially an infinity pool. Our Hotel was also right on the beach. One day we rented snorkel gear and went snorkeling on the beach. We also went on a boat to do a Manta Ray snorkel/ dive. My mom and I went snorkeling my dad and sister went diving. It was so amazing to see the huge manta rays up close. Unfortunately I did get sea sick. Another activity I highly recommend is a kayak tour called flumin Kohala. It is a very relaxing ride. Overall it was a great and much needed vacation. Oh and I almost forgot ! I got to go on a coffee tour. It was awesome!

Thanks for reading . Rock On – Christina Epperly

Peppermint popcorn?!?!!?

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday I went to Whole Foods on my lunch break and I saw something I just had to try, white chocolate peppermint popcorn! This fun flavor is made by Skinny Pop. I Love peppermint. I also love trying new peppermint flavored snacks. So without any more delay let’s dive on in!

When I first opened the bag ,the popcorn looked normal but upon closer inspection. I did notice little red spots on the popcorn. As for the taste I’m just gonna say it ,I love this popcorn! It has a perfect salty sweet taste. It has the right amount of peppermint without being overpowering. As you can probably guess I do recommend trying this snack.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Self timer photoshoot challenge !

Hello, my bucket list friends! I love watching fun youtube videos and not too long ago one of my favorite video creators did a video where they took self timer photos. ( You can watch it HERE) I really liked the idea of taking self timer photos so I decided to try it out for myself. I can’t wait to show you the fun photos I took so let’s get to it!

Self timer photoshoot challenge !

For my first self timer photo shoot I decided to cover my bed with stuffed animals! I loved the way I set everything up but doing this photoshoot was harder then I thought it would be. I thought I had a tripod that would work with my phone but it turns out I didn’t so I put my phone on a stack of books. I had fun coming up with different poses but I did get tired of having to reset the timer. Even with those challenges I’m happy with the way the photos turned out. Here are three of my favorites!

For my next photoshoot I decided to head outside to my deck. The weather was perfect for photos and I had a fun time choosing different spots on my deck to take photos from. Here are three of my favorite outdoor photos!

For my last photoshoot I decided to take photos in the car. I had my neighbor’s dog with me that day so I included him in the photos . It was hard to get him to look at the camera but he is cute no matter what direction he is looking in ! Here are three of my favorites!

There you have it my self timer photoshoot challenge! Overall this was fun to do and definitely worth trying!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My 30th birthday

Hello, my bucket list friends! On Wednesday I turned 30 and I had a really great day celebrating! I can’t wait to tell you all about it so let’s jump on in !

The first thing I want to say is thank you everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I felt so loved on my birthday. I’m so blessed to have many wonderful people in my life. My plan for my birthday was to go to the Dollar Tree and buy 30 things for my 30th birthday then go to savers to get some books from their very impressive book section. Before going out to dinner that evening. Things at the Dollar Tree started off pretty well but I kept losing count of how many items I had. I ended up with more then 30 items but I had fun and that’s what matters! Then it was time for Savers. The first thing I noticed when I walked into Savers is that the book section had moved. Luckily it was just as big as it used to be. We spent a good amount of time looking through the books and my mom and I found some good books. I got a few other things at savers but mainly books. We made a stop for coffee before heading home. After spending a little time at home it was time to go out to dinner. We met Amy there.  I was so happy to see her!  Also dinner was amazing! I had a really wonderful birthday. I hope the first year of my 30s is wonderful too.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Fun bucket list art !!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m excited to tell you that I’ve crossed another item off my bucket list ! This item was pretty easy to cross off and it was also a lot of fun! Without anymore delay let’s dive on in!

Fun Bucket list art !!

The item that I recently crossed off is number 231 make a sharpie tie-dye shirt. I saw this craft on Pinterest and I thought that it would be a fun addition to my list. For this craft all I needed was a white shirt , Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. I started off by drawing on the shirt. I let my imagination run wild. I loved how colorful the shirt was when I finished drawing on it. Then it was time to spray the shirt with rubbing alcohol to make the colors spread out like tie-dye. As I sprayed the shirt I noticed that some colors seemed to spread out more than others. I probably should have done this project outside because when I sprayed the shirt it soaked through the blanket on my bed. Anyways I like the way the shirt looks and I’m glad I did this art project. Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly