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

 

Idaho summer vacation part 3

Hello, my bucket list friends! In this post we continue on with my Idaho adventure. Get ready for lots of animals and more thrift shopping! Here we go!

 

Idaho summer vacation part 3

On this day of my vacation we went to visit family and they live on a farm! I love animals and that day I got to see all kinds including horses, goats and some really big dogs! I get happy when I’m around animals and most of the time they are happy to be around me too. The goats were very friendly and funny.  When we left their stall They didn’t want us to leave without them. I have met  the goats before but it was just as exciting to see them this time. I also really like the mini horse Jazz he is such a sweetheart! After visiting with the animals we went to lunch at a very yummy cafe. There was a thrift store in the shopping center where the cafe is. After we ate we all went on a thrift shopping adventure. Some of my favorite finds from that thrift trip are a Photo album with hearts on the cover, Lisa Frank party favors and a Christmas craft kit. After lunch and shopping  we went back to the farm. My mom and I had a really fun time kayaking on the pond. The pond was filled with bullfrogs and their tadpoles I enjoyed looking at them while I was in the kayak. I found kayaking to be very relaxing. I would love to do it again sometime. That concludes part 3 of my summer 2020 Idaho adventure. There is one more part to come before I wrap up this adventure!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Idaho vacation summer 2020 part 2

Hello, my bucket list friends! Welcome to part 2 of my latest Idaho adventure! In this post I’ll tell you about a thrift shopping trip and a really beautiful place that I got to explore for the first time. Without any more delay let’s get to it!

 

Idaho vacation summer 2020 part 2

On July first my mom and I had a fun day out. First we went to the Goodwill for some thrift shopping. I was able to find some great items including a bag of three Beanie Babies, some shirts a book and two Barbie dolls. After our shopping trip we headed to the Idaho botanical gardens. Neither of us had been here before and I was excited to check it out. Let me start off by saying that I’m so glad we decided to go here. There was just so much to explore including, a fish pond, a swing and of course lots of beautiful flowers. As you enter the gardens there is a large sculpture of a tree made from found objects. It’s worth a good look before you move onto the rest of the garden. It was on the warm side when we were there but there were a good amount of shady places in the garden. There was just so much to look at including quite a few art pieces. I have a fun picture of myself standing in a big nest! If you are a lover of the outdoors I highly recommend this place but remember to bring your walking shoes and your camera. I got so may great pictures in the garden. It would be a great place for a photo shoot. The gardens did have there own store but it was closed while we were there. I hope it is open the next time I visit the garden. I hope you enjoyed part 2 of my adventure this so more to come it part 3!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Idaho vacation Summer 2020 part 1

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently got back from visiting family and vacationing in Idaho. I’ve been to Idaho a few times but there is always more to explore! Without further delay let’s dive into part 1 of this adventure.

 

Idaho vacation Summer 2020 part 1

This trip to Idaho started on June 29th When my mom and I took an evening flight to Boise. When we got to Idaho we went straight to my grandparents house. We stayed up pretty late talking it was a good way to start our trip. The next day we went to the Aquarium of Boise. We had been to the aquarium before but it had been awhile so I wanted to go again. This aquarium is small but it is also a lot of fun. My favorite thing to do here is to pet the rays in the touch tank. There are a few of the rays in there that will swim right up to you so you can pet them. I was also able to get some great pictures of the fish when I was at the aquarium. In addition to some pretty awesome fish this aquarium has other animals such as birds and turtles. I’ve to been this aquarium twice now and it has not been busy when I was there but it may get that way on the weekends. In the gift shop there was a photo booth. My mom and I had fun taking pictures and I’m happy how they turned out. There is also a pressed penny machine in the gift shop. I had put change in my purse in case I came across any penny machines while I was in Idaho and I’m glad I did! After I had a flat penny I bought a special bracelet to put the penny in. I also got an aquarium of Boise magnet. After the aquarium my grandparents took us to one of their favorite restaurants called Ling & Louie’s and I have to say that it was really good. The next day we went and explored a place we had never been to before. I can’t wait to tell you all about it in part 2. There you have it part 1 of my latest trip to Idaho!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

 

 

Idaho adventure fall 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got back home from another adventure to Idaho. Even though I’ve been to Idaho a few times I seem to always find something new to explore each time I visit my grandparents and this time was no different. I can’t wait to tell you more so here we go!

Idaho adventure fall 2019

On OCT. 30th my latest trip to Idaho began. My mom and I landed in Boise around 10 pm. Since our flight got in so late, there wasn’t time to do much that night except for hug my grandparents and reunite with Jewels my grandparents friendly and happy dog. The next day my uncle came over and I mentioned that we were going to Goodwill that day. He suggested that we go to a different Goodwill then we normally go to because it was located next to another thrift store called the Idaho Youth Ranch. Two thrift stores in one parking lot ? I was sold ! We headed to the Goodwill first where I found some amazing items including a Lisa Frank binder, a Mickey Mouse notebook , a large My Little Pony toy, a Mickey Mouse purse , some cool shirts and other things. Then it was on to the next thrift store. At thrift store number two I got a yellow zip up jacket , a My Little Pony DVD a Minnie Mouse shirt that came from one of the Disney parks and a very pretty necklace. After all that shopping we headed to Golden Corral for lunch. I had seen Gold Corral advertisements before but I had never been there myself. The food was pretty good and they had soft serve !! It was a pretty awesome day and that night I handed out lots and lots of Halloween candy ! Now on to the next day !

The next day was also a new month and I was excited for what we had planned that day. We were headed to the Idaho state museum ! The museum had lots to explore. My favorite thing at the museum was the bike tour. There was a bike in front of a TV screen and as you peddled the bike the TV took you on a tour of different places in Idaho. I also enjoyed designing a house on a touch screen , the video about beavers , taking a quiz about Idaho agriculture , getting to move water and leaves on a big touch screen that was made to look like a river, and shopping at the gift shop. After the museum we went to a restaurant that had a yummy buffet with soft serve ! I liked buffets before this trip but now I like them more the ever before. Even after all that fun this day had more fun left to offer.  My aunt and uncle live on a farm and that night I was staying at their house. When I got to the farm the fun started right away! I got to walk a goat and run around an arena with a mini horse. I love animals and I had a lot of fun being around animals that I don’t often get to spend time with. That night I watched season 3 of Free Rein one of my favorite shows! This day was packed full of fun and adventure and the next day had even more fun to offer.

The next morning I woke up early , bundled up for the very cold morning and went with my aunt to feed the animals. I liked feeding the barn cats they reminded me of my cats at home. After all the animals got their breakfast it was time for ours. My uncle made pancakes and told me that he likes to melt peanut butter on his pancakes . I love peanut butter so I decided to give it a try. It was so good! After breakfast I got to do something I had’t done in years. Go horseback ridding ! My aunt has two beautiful horses. She let me ride one while she rode the other. My ridding skills were very rusty but I was more then happy to shake off the rust. I had an extremely fun time ridding and I can’t wait until I get another opportunity to ride again. For lunch we went to a Chinese food buffet and yes, I had more soft serve ! We went to Walmart before going back to my grandparents house. I loved seeing all the Christmas stuff that Walmart had. That night I had to pack up my things because our flight left early the next morning. I’m really glad that I got a backpack at the Good Will or I wouldn’t have had room to bring back all my stuff ! At the Airport the next morning I bought some more souvenirs including a new snow globe for my collection. I had a great visit to Idaho and I can’t wait for the next one !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

my Summer Idaho adventure and #78

Hello , my bucket list friends ! Here is the last post about my Idaho vacation ! As you can see from the title of this post I crossed an Item of my list while in Idaho and I can’t wait to tell all of you about it !

 

 

my Summer Idaho adventure

Sunday July 15th , 2018

For this trip my first full day in Idaho was Sunday . It was another morning of getting up early but not as early as the past two mornings. I was ok with getting up early because I was doing something very exciting  , I was going to comic con for the first time and I was going to meet John De Lancie who is the voice of Discord on my little pony ! I was super nervous and excited at the same time . When I got to comic con in downtown Boise , I had some time before the scheduled meet and greet time so I walked around and looked at all the cool booths . After a while of looking around it was time to meet  John De Lancie ! it went really quick we just said hi then took a quick picture but he was super cool and friendly ! After meeting him I and picked up my picture . I loved the way the picture turned out I’m very happy I got to meet him and get a great picture . After I went back downstairs to where the booths were but the celebrity area was also downstairs  and I got to meet one more person before leaving comic con. I looked around at all of the celebrities there and I chose to meet Brent Spiner who was Data on Star Trek . He was so nice he even called me Dear ! After comic com , I went back to my grandma’s house and my cousin and her friend came over . After hanging out for a bit my mom , grandma ,  ,my cousin her friend and, I all went to the Goodwill for some shopping ! I love going to the Good Will and this time I found some really cool stuff including an American Girl book , two My Little Pony books ,three shirts including a Disneyland shirt ,two picture frames , and some pony toys ! I also ended the day in the best way possible by going swimming !

 

Monday July 16th, 2018

 

Monday was another day of getting up early because in Idaho July is very hot . So outdoor activities are best done in the morning . Today we were going to the zoo . I had been to their zoo before when I went in October but I was excited to go again and to have my cousin and her awesome friend with my mom and I ! We all had a great time at the zoo I loved the butterfly garden there were so many butterflies everywhere one even landed on me ! The penguins are a lot of fun to watch I could spend an hour in there watching them. I also got a new snow globe to add to my collection ! It was pretty hot by the time we left . Going early was the right choice ! This was also the day that my mom and I found a really good frozen yogurt place!

 

 

 

Tuesday July 17th ,2018  and #78

 

Due to Idaho’s heat Tuesday was another day of getting up early but that was fine with me because I was going to be crossing another item off my list ! When I was looking for fun things to do in Idaho I came across this really cool place called Babby farms it’s only open to the public during the summer months and since my other trips to Idaho were not during the summer months this was my first opportunity to go there . I had seen pictures of some of the animals that they had there and I knew they had a Zebra and from the pictures it looked really friendly.  Babby farms gives people a place to pet animals the you normally would not get to pet .  It was pretty long drive to get there and it was kind of hard to find but it was worth it ! I got to feed and pet some really amazing animals including a camel , a zebu, deer and a mule but my favorite was getting to pet the zebra . I was so excited when I saw the zebra but then was a little worried that I would not get to pet him because he was in the back of his area but when he saw me he came right over ! I loved being able to pet him  he was pretty sweet and of course cute ! It always feels good to cross another item off my list but this one was really awesome I hope I can go back sometime and see the Zebra  ! I also got to go to the movies that night . It was overall a really good day .

 

Wednesday July 18th , 2018

On Wednesday my mom , my grandparents , and I went to the world center for birds of prey . It was a very interesting place that had a great museum and of course a lot of really awesome birds . The bald eagle was my favorite bird that I saw there . I had never been there before and it was a fun place to explore ! I also went swimming that night !

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday  July 19th, 2018

This was my last full day in Idaho since we were leaving early the next morning .

we didn’t have any solid plans for the day but we ended up going out to eat and going exploring . We came across some really cool parks . I wish it wouldn’t have been so hot then I would have had more time to explore . I hope when I go back next time I will get to explore more parks and even go hiking ! It was a great vacation !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Spring break Idaho 2018

 

Hello, my bucket list friends . In my last post I wrote about how I had just gotten back from Idaho but I didn’t really talk about my trip well I’m going to talk about it now .Here we go !

 

Spring break Idaho 2018

This was my 3rd time going to Idaho , I went there for the first time last October and then the 2nd time was during Thanksgiving . For my 3rd trip  we went during spring break. We got there Saturday evening  On the way to get our bags I bought a new snowglobe for my collection ! I know this was my 3rd trip but I still didn’t have a Idaho snowglobe but at the airport I was able to buy a very cute one that has a black bear in it .My grandparents picked my mom and I up at the airport . My grandparents didn’t see us a first  when we walked out of the airport ,so I walk up to the window of the car where my grandma was sitting and I put my face right up next to the window when she turned and saw me she jumped it was so funny we were all laughing . After that we went to dinner before going back to my grandparents house . It was great to see jewels ( my grandparents dog ) again she was very happy to see us . The next day we walked jewels then went to visit my Uncle . We all went lunch and to Walmart where I got some new pony toys . We also found a dog  running around close to my Uncle’s house When we took the dog back to its home there were three other dogs that lived there . The dogs were all very friendly and I loved meeting them . The next day I went with my mom and grandma to go get coffee and go shopping at the Goodwill we also went to this popcorn store that has all different flavors of popcorn. I got some awesome things at the Goodwill including some My Little Pony stuff and Some Disney shirts . Other adventures from my Idaho trip include another trip to Walmart where I got more pony stuff ,a beautiful bonfire , a Walk down to the river with Mocha ( my uncle’s dog ) and a birthday party for my mom and my aunt . One other highlight from this trip was watching the movie God’s not dead 2 with a bunch of family on the last night of the trip. Overall it was a pretty good trip To be completely honest my mental health was acting up during this trip but I was still able to have a good time .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

thanksgiving in Idaho

Hello, my beautiful bucket list friends! Here we are in the last month of 2017 and I have quite a few blog posts that I want to write and videos that I want to make before we jump on into 2018 so get ready for a lot of updates from this professional dreamer.

 

 

This past thanksgiving was very different for me, it was the first thanksgiving that I have ever celebrated outside of California. The biggest difference is that it was colder then California thanksgiving but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go back to Los Angeles, the day after I crossed #139 (go beach hopping) off my list. I woke up very early that Tuesday morning to go LAX, so I could take my first flight of two flights that I would take that day. I got to the airport with plenty of time to spare so I had all the time I needed to find my gate, eat and charge up my phone before getting on my first flight to Seattle. After a two-hour ride I was in the state of Washington for the first time ever. When I arrived, one of the first things I did was look at my flight information on my phone. I was confused at first but it didn’t take long for me to realize that my 2nd flight (the one that would take me to Idaho) was delayed by about 3 hours. Needless to say, I was not very happy about this, but life happens. One of the worst things about being stuck in the airport was looking outside and seeing the awful weather outside but from what I hear that’s just how it is in Seattle. I was really missing the California sunshine at this point . The Disneyland plane that was parked by the windows was able to put a smile on my face, but I had plenty of time before the now delayed plane was ready to go. So I did the best thing I could to lift my mood I bought myself some food, a snow globe and a post card. After my little shopping trip, I relaxed the best I could until it was time for my last flight of the day. When I finally got to Idaho I was tired but excited to see my family and Jewels one of my favorite dogs in the whole world. After going out for a great dinner and spending time with family I crashed. The next day was the day before Thanksgiving so it was a very busy day, but I was able to stop by the Goodwill and get some cool stuff including some My Little Pony toys. It was a fun day filled with lots of shopping, food and family fun. I had a lot of new my little pony toys before the day ended.

The next day  it was time to celebrate thanksgiving with some of the people that I love most.Even tough I was in a different time zone than normal. Thanksgiving was pretty much the same. There was lots of food and time to catch up with those you don’t get to see often. After a great day of celebrating with family and eating lots of wonderful food. It was time to get ready for my 4th and final fight of the trip. The flight back home was fast and before I knew it I was back with my cats in California. It was a good but short trip to Idaho. When I go back I should have more time to explore and maybe even cross off a list item or two.

Rock on – Christina Epperly