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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, June and summertime !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! My favorite time of year is here summertime ! Today I kicked off summer 2019 with a fun treat and a cute toy. I can’t wait to tell you all about it so here we go !

 

Hello, June and summertime !

 

Happy June first everyone ! I’m so happy that June is here because that means summertime is here! I have some fun plans this summer and I can’t wait for all the summer fun that’s on it’s way! Today I kicked off summertime by trying the S’mores frappuccino at Starbucks ! It was so good I loved the Graham cracker crumbles on the top. It was a very tasty treat ! After that I went to Walgreens and I got this super cute light up elephant toy.  I had a fun day welcoming the summertime.

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

Three fun craft kits !

Hello,my bucket list friends ! As many of you know I love being creative. Sometimes when I go shopping I like to buy fun arts and crafts kits. I have a quite a few of these stocked up. I’m really glad that I have all those kits because when I get into a creative mood I don’t have to look hard for something to do. Now without further delay. Let me tell you about three of these kits I recently completed.

 

Three fun craft kits !

I was in a creative mood so I chose three craft kits from my shelf to do. The first on was a foam sticker seen. This kit did not include any instructions just a picture to follow. I put the stickers all together to make a very cute and fun picture. I didn’t follow the picture exactly I just let my creativity flow in some places and I was very happy with the results. The 2nd kit I completed was a simple painting project.  I painted a cute duck it didn’t take long to complete and I was happy with how it turned out. The 3rd one was a Lisa Frank poster that you colored with markers. I found this one a little difficult to complete because the colors didn’t stick to the poster very well and the glitter on the poster made it hard to color. I waited till the next day to finish it .Even with those problems it turned out cute and I was happy with it but I probably won’t get another glitter poster kit again. So, there you have it three more fun projects completed. I’ll be sure to write another post when I do more projects ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Fun with Yay Maker !

Hello , my bucket list friends ! Yesterday, my friend and I did a paint night by Yay Maker. for those of  you don’t know what a paint night or Yay maker is let me tell you. It’s basically an art class where everyone is making the same painting. An instructor leads the group in a step by painting class. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to tell you more ! Let’s get going !

 

Fun with Yay Maker !

My friend and I signed up for this class a while ago but when yesterday finally came, I thought we were going to miss it . There were two accidents on the highway and that made traffic awful ! I was so upset because I knew we were going to be late and I wasn’t sure if they would let us join the class but they did ! The only thing that happened because we were late is that we didn’t get to sit together but that was ok because our paintings were a surprise to each other ! Once I sat down it only took a little while for me to catch up to the rest of the class. The hardest part for me was getting the turtles head to look how it was supposed to. It was also ok if you didn’t follow the directions exactly. In the original painting the turtle had a big flower on it’s back but I ended up doing something different and it turned out really cool . There were also other people in the class including my friend who did something different with the design on the turtle’s back. Once I got over the stress of being late, I had a lot of fun letting my creativity flow !  It was cool to look around and other peoples creativity as well ! Overall it was a fun experience and I recommend doing it of you get a chance.

 

 

Dumbo 2019 Movie review ( Spoiler Free)

Hello, my bucket list friends on Monday night I got to go see the remake of the movie Dumbo. I’m huge Disney fan and the previews for this remake looked really good. I was excited to see it and I’m so glad I did!

 

 

 

Dumbo 2019 Movie review ( Spoiler Free)

 

First Things first week days night are a great time to go see movies. We went to a nice theater where you have assigned seats and reclining chairs.  We went on Monday so it was not busy at all! There was no line for popcorn or the bathroom and it was just really nice not to be packed in with a bunch of other people. Now, let’s get to the movie ! The last time I watch the original Dumbo movie was probably sometime in the 90’s so I remember parts of it but not the whole thing but I do know that there was a cute new spin on my favorite scene from original movie. Hint it’s the scene with bubbles ! The main difference I noticed about the new movie is that there was a lot more focus on the circus performers and their lives and interactions with Dumbo instead of just focusing on Dumbo’s story. The actors in this movie were amazing everyone worked really well together . Of Course the CGI was mind blowing as well. It was hard to tell sometimes what was CGI and what wasn’t. The story was told very well and I really liked the well rounded plot and the flow of the story . The movie had a great overall pacing ,there were no lagging moments. It was a great adventure story and I recommend going to see it !

Rock on ! – Christina Epperly