Don’t let the rain keep you from the park!

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s not raining today but for the past two days it has been. Also for the past two days I have gone for a walk in the park. Oftentimes I let the rain keep me from going outside. However lately I’ve come to the realization that as long as it’s safe to go outside meaning no lightning ,high winds or other unsafe conditions, Going outside in the rain can be just as fun as going out in the sun. One major benefit of going out when it’s raining is that outdoor spaces are a lot less crowded and I’ve learned that walking in the rain is just as relaxing as walking in the sun as long as it’s not raining too hard that is .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Fantasy of lights 2018

Hello, my bucket list friends ! This weekend I got to enjoy one of my favorite Christmas time things ,Christmas lights ! There is this really cool event in my area called Fantasy of lights I’ve mentioned this before in a blog post from last year.( you can read it here ). Anyways I thought I’d go into more detail about this fun event . Let’s get to it !

 

Fantasy of lights 2018

Fantasy of lights is this wonderful event where a local park goes all out with the Christmas lights . There are many colorful light displays set up you can see everything from penguins to dinosaurs . The event started 20 years ago but I remember when it was  new! It used to be just a drive through attraction but later on walk through nights were offered .  After doing both more then once I can honestly say that the walk through nights are my favorite . This year I did the walk through with my parents . I saw my favorite light displays including the ice skating bears, the bear climbing the huge candy cane and the big Fantasy of lights arch. There was a light display of cat that I think was new . It’s fun to see all the displays that have been added over the years .  It was cold and crowded that night but it was still enjoyable . One of the things that have changed since this event started is that you now have to get tickets before you go because it has become so popular . Even with the all cold and all the people it was worth going to this year. I hope everyone is enjoying the last month of 2018 .

 

 

 

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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

 

 

Super Run 5k February 2018

Hello ,My bucket list friends ! One of my goals for 2018 is to get back into doing 5k races. I’m happy to say that I recently did my first race of the year it was a really fun! Keep reading to hear all about it !

 

Super Run 5k February 17th 2018

I really enjoy doing 5k races but it had been a while since I had done one because I was in massage school for a year . Now that I have more time I’m excited to get back into doing something I love . The day of the race I was excited and ready to go . As you might have guessed the race had a super hero theme. A lot of the racers dressed up in some really fun and creative costumes but I stuck to my workout pants and a purple shirt . I was doing the race with my mom and we both wanted to walk the 5k so we stayed together during the race . The race was held at a beautiful park that I had been to before but I had never done a race at . The was a lot of great scenery to look at as my mom and I fast walked our way through the race . When we got close to the finish I ran across the finish line ! I was so happy to get my awesome finisher’s medal . Not all 5k races give out finishers medals but I love when they do and that was one of the reasons that I chose this race . I had a great time with my mom at the Super 5k and I can’t wait until I get to do another one !

Rock on – Christina Epperly