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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I love June 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As usual I’m late getting this post out but without further delay here it is ! Enjoy !

Things I love June 2019

Toy Story 4- Another fun filled Disney movie ! You can read my review HERE

Claire’s hair bows – I bought a pack of three hair bows at Claire’s during my Summertime shopping spree. You can read the post about my shopping spree HERE

Build a bear Pinkie pie – One of my favorite thrift store finds for June was a plush Pinkie Pie toy. I got it at the Goodwill but it was originally from Build a Bear. I was so happy to have my favorite My Little Pony character in build a bear form.

My job at Pet Food Express

I’m so blessed that I got this amazing job! I truly love working here and getting to pet dogs every day !!

The Dollar Tree

Ok, I go to the Dollar Tree a fair amount but June’s shopping spree was amazing. I got a great Dollar Tree haul ! ( You can read about it here)

Selifvill and the 17 Mile drive

My day trip to Monterrey was lots of fun!I was super excited to explore Selfievill and the 17 Mile drive! They both ended up being a lot of fun ! You can read about it here

Rock On – Christina Epperly

bucket list #190- Go shopping everyday for a week

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m so happy that I crossed another item off my list! I went shopping every day for a week! I’m so excited to tell you all about it so here we go!

bucket list #190- Go shopping everyday for a week

I’ve all ready written about the first two days of my shopping spree. ( You can read about them HERE)

Day 3 CVS

Right next to the pet food store where I work there is a CVS. I went over there on my break and I knew exactly what I wanted to get. I saw some awesome Disney emoji stickers when I was there a previous time. I got the stickers and some snacks too and just like my third shopping day was complete.

Day 4 Safeway

On the other side of the pet food store there is a Safeway. I went over there on my break and got some snacks and a fun animal magazine. I just love the cover on the magazine!

Day 5 Salvation Army

On day five I was over at my other job where I work as a massage therapist. Once I was done for the day I walked down to the Salvation Army store and I bought two fun items. The first item I found was a large plush Twilight Sparkle from My Little pony and the second item was a mug from Aulani Disney’s resort in Hawaii. I’m very happy with day five’s thrift store finds !

Day 6 Recycle Books

For day six my friend and I went to a used book store ! I had been there before and I had gotten some My Little pony books . I was hoping to find some more cool books and I did! I got a my Little pony book and a American Girl book ! I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet but I hope I can soon.

 

Day 7 Walgreens

I’m was very excited when day seven came around ! I was so close to crossing another item off my list. My mom and I went to Walgreens and I got some shampoo , a surprizamals toy, a cute toy boat with a turtle on it and more !

Rock – Christina Epperly

Early summer fun 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As many of you know Summertime is my favorite time of year! It’s the time of year when the sun is shinning bright and there seems to be a lot of fun around every corner. It’s still pretty early in June but I’ve had lots of fun already. I can’t wait to tell you about my summer adventures so far so let’s get to it !

 

 

Early summer fun 2019

I started the first day of June with a yummy treat and a fun toy ( you can read about it HERE ) since then I’ve gotten to enjoy some of my favorite things such as shopping at Target and the Goodwill, having some great summer treats , spending time with some of my favorite people and more! My friend and I went to a book store one day and I got an American girl puzzle book and I’ve been having fun with that, Oh ! I almost forgot , I started a new job this month ! Yes, I’m still doing massage but I needed steady income so I’m proud to announce that I now work at pet food express ! I get to pet dogs pretty much every day ! Ok, back to telling you about my summer fun activities. My mom and I went to this really cool tea place I had an iced chai tea it was so good! I also had a veggie sandwich there was awesome as well. I want to go back there again soon! I also got to go swimming I hope to do a lot more of that this summer. I also went to Yogurt Land I hope to do a lot more of that too ! As you can see my summer is off to a great start and I can’t wait to share more of my adventures with all of you soon !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aladdin 2019 movie review ( spoiler free)

Hello, my bucket list friends ! This huge Disney fan (me) just saw the Aladdin live action remake on Sunday. If you haven’t seen it yet no worries because this review is free from spoilers ! Let’s get to it !

 

Aladdin 2019 movie review ( spoiler free)

When I saw the previews for the new Aladdin movie I knew I just had to see it. It looked like a very fun and attention grabbing movie and it was. The live action version kept all the songs and charters that I loved about the original movie but it added more to it! I really loved one of the new songs! This movie was full of the magic that you would expect from Disney. The changes that were made from the original worked well and it didn’t seemed forced. Overall I really enjoyed The live action version of Aladdin and I highly recommend going to see it !

Rock on- Christina Epperly