summer 2021 wrap up!

Hello,my bucket list friends!This summer was really fun and now is the time to take a look back on it so here we go!

Summer 2021

Let’s start this summer wrap up with the vacations I went on this year. This summer I traveled to Salt Lake City, Pismo Beach, Los Angeles and Monterey. I really enjoyed spending time in these places.I also did some of my favorite activities during the summertime including going to the zoo, going to museums,riding carousels, going thrift shopping, making a new plush animal at Build a Bear workshop, shopping at the mall, going on walks and spending time with some of my favorite people.As always I will miss summer but I’m already looking forward to next year.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Bucket list items I crossed off in Los Angeles 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I had so much fun exploring Los Angeles in July. I did a few of posts about it but what I didn’t mention was some of the places I visited were actually bucket list items! I wanted to highlight them in their own post so let’s get to it.

Visit the Getty Center 277 – I would love to visit this beautiful place again. It is filled with so much amazing art.

Take a bus tour of Hollywood 253 – I took two bus tours while I was in Los Angeles. They were both a lot of fun. I especially liked the one that took us up the hills where the celebrities live.

Visit the Griffith observatory 276 – Amazing views and interesting exhibits this a place to add to your list if you are in Los Angeles

Go to the Grove in Los Angeles 238 – The American Girl store here was so much fun to explore! I wish I lived closer to this location. I would visit as much as I could.

See the La Brea tar pits 226 – This was a very interesting place to visit. I enjoyed seeing the tar pits as well as the exhibits inside the museum.

Thanks for reading! Happy bucket listing!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Los Angeles summer adventure 2021 part two

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m back with part two of my Los Angeles Adventure! This day started off with a tour of the TCL Chinese theater. This historic place is one to add to your list if you are ever in Hollywood. The whole place including the ceiling is a true work of art. We got to sit in the theater and watch a video about it’s history. I loved the comfortable red chairs. After the theater, we went on a another bus tour. This wasn’t originally the plan. We had a two day ticket for Big Bus so we were planning on doing that tour again but getting off at a different stop. While waiting for the Big Bus we took a walk on Hollywood boulevard. We met a guy who was selling tickets for another tour bus company. This bus was smaller and went up to the neighborhoods where the celebrities live. Since we had already done Big Bus we decided to do this tour. I had a lot of fun on this tour. The guide was informative and entertaining. My favorite part was driving through Beverly Hills. If I could live anywhere in the in world it would be Beverly Hills. There are a lot of interesting houses on this tour After the amazing bus tour we took an Uber to the Griffith Observatory. This attraction is free to go to and it offers wonderful view and interesting exhibits. However,it was very crowded when I was there. It was hard to see all the exhibits but my favorite was moon exhibit. I got some really great pictures and yes, there is a gift shop. It is definitely worth a visit. That night it was back to Hollywood boulevard for dinner. I really loved being able to walk to Hollywood boulevard from the hotel.

Thank you for reading this part of my Los Angeles/ Hollywood adventure!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Los Angeles summer 2021 adventure part one

Hello,my bucket list friends. Recently I went on an amazing road trip to my favorite city. My mom and I started our road trip by driving to Paso Robles.We spent the night there before continuing on to Los Angeles the next morning. However we did have time to go to the Five Below before we checked into our Paso Robles hotel. I’ve only been to a Five Below one time before this. It was at the Mall of America in Minnesota. I have been wanting to go back to one of these stores ever since. I was so happy that I got the chance to go while on this road trip. At five below I got some really fun things including some eraser shaped like shoes,a My Little pony t-shirt,and a birdhouse craft kit. I wish a Five Below would open by me. After spending the night in Paso Robles we started off to Los Angeles. When we go to Los Angeles,we went to the Getty center before going to our hotel. We didn’t have a lot of time at the Getty center but we did get to see a lot of amazing art. I also enjoyed the views and a fountain that we took a pictures in front of. There was this really cool photography exhibit called the photo flux that I really enjoyed looking at. There were a lot of interesting things to see here but we didn’t have enough time to see it all. I also enjoyed the tram ride to and from the parking garage. At the gift shop I got this cup that has a curly straw and a picture of the tram on it. After checking in to our hotel, we walked down to Hollywood boulevard. I’ve been on Hollywood boulevard before and I really liked it. The first thing I did was go to souvenir shop that I like. At the souvenir shop I had no problem finding souvenirs that I wanted to take home. After senior shopping we explored Hollywood boulevard. After walking around a while and taking in the sights including the outside of the TCL Chinese theater.We discovered this place called museum of Dream Space. It’s One of those places where there is a bunch of cool things set up for you to take photos with. Museum of Dream Space has a lot of cool light effects.My favorite one was the light bulb room. I really like how the pictures we took in that room turned out. The other rooms offered some great photos opportunities as well. If you’re into photography I recommend giving this place a visit. The next day we went down to Hollywood boulevard and got on a tour bus from the Big Bus company. I’ve been on Big Bus tours before in San Francisco and New York and I like that they are hop on hop off. We took the tour bus to the La Brea tar pits. I really enjoyed this attraction. Seeing a big pool of tar in the middle of a city is a very interesting thing to see. After taking a look at the Tar Pit and taking pictures of course. We made our way into the museum. The museum has exhibits about mammoths and other extinct animals. I enjoyed taking pictures with some of the displays they had there. They also had a nice outdoor garden area. After we explored the museum we walked to nearby Starbucks and got some cool drinks. Then we waited for the bus to come. After ridding the bus back to Hollywood boulevard. We went to this $5 souvenir shop. After that we went back to the hotel and got our car. We drove to Lake Hollywood Park. I had been to Lake Hollywood Park before and it is a great place to get a good view and good pictures of the Hollywood sign. This park is also dog friendly so you get to see some cute dogs as you walk around. The drive to get to the park was an adventure in itself as the roads that lead up to it are narrow and curvy After all that adventure we headed back to Hollywood boulevard for some dinner. We went to California Pizza kitchen where I got a very yummy veggie pizza. I look forward to telling you more about my Los Angeles Adventure in the next blog post. Thank you for reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love July 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I can’t believes that July has already come to an end! This month was packed full of adventure and I had a lot of things to love this month. Without further delay let’s jump on into it

Evening beach trip- I had fun going a spontaneous trip to the beach. It was a great evening. ( You can read about it HERE)

Library book sale / day with Amy -This month Amy and I went to a library book sale. The books were only a dollar each! We also did a lot of other fun things that day including going to the farmer’s market. ( You can read about it HERE)

Friday mall day – one Friday this month I got off of work early. I walked to the mall for a spontaneous mall adventure. ( You can read about it HERE)

Vegan gummies – I finally got around to trying these vegan gummies that I saw advertised on Instagram. (You can read about it HERE)

Riding the carousel at oak meadow – I went to a local park and enjoyed riding the rides they have there. ( You can read about it HERE)

Barbie color reveal foam – I’m so happy that I got one of the new foam color reveal dolls! ( You can read about it HERE)

Los Angeles/ Hollywood vacation – I went on vacation to my favorite city this month (You can read about it HERE)

Pismo beach – I also got to go to Pismo beach this month. ( You can read about it HERE)

Pictures from Los Angeles July 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! As I write this I’m on my way back from Los Angeles. I had an amazing time in my favorite city. Some of the places I went to were the La Brea tar pits, the LA and the Griffith Observatory. I will do more blog posts about my adventure. However for now I wanted to share some photos of my adventures. I hope you enjoy them!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

A weekend in Pismo Beach

Hello,my bucket list friends! This weekend I went on an adventure to Pismo Beach and I wanted to share it with all of you. Here we go! My adventure started on Friday when I got off work early. My mom and I headed right to Pismo Beach. My dad was already there. It took over three hours to get there. When we arrived we dropped our things off at the hotel and went to dinner. We went to downtown Pismo Beach and ate at this restaurant called Cool Cats. It’s a fun 50’s themed restaurant with great food. I got this veggie burger that had peppers on it and it was so amazing!! After dinner we went to a souvenir shop across the street. Where I got some great items including snow globe for my collection.On Saturday our first activity was going on a kayaking cave tour. It was fun but some of the caves were hard to go through. I liked seeing all the penicillins while we were kayaking. After that we went to eat lunch. We tried going downtown again but we couldn’t find a place to park. We went to this restaurant called Huckleberry’s. I really liked the french toast that I had there. After lunch we went for a walk on monarch butterfly grove trail. During certain months this area is filled with tons of monarch butterflies. The butterflies are not there in July. However the trail is beautiful and worth taking a walk on. At the beginning of the trail there was a trailer that they were selling souvenirs from. I bought a butterfly pen and a butterfly keychain. After enjoying the trail. My mom and I went to the Goodwill. The Goodwill we went to was very small. However I got some cool books. When we were done shopping we decided to try downtown again. It took a long time to find a parking space but when we did we got a parking space that was right by the pier. We took pictures with the Pismo Beach sign, checked out the playground next to the sign,walked along the pier,I made a pressed penny, and got some taffy. We had one last adventure before going back to the Hotel. We went to Dinosaur Caves park. I’ve been to this park before years ago. This is a great place to get a view of the ocean. It was a fun filled day! The next day we went to Sloco doughnuts. They had some really amazing doughnuts here! I can’t wait for my next adventure.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My ten favorite pictures from June 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! We have completed the first month of summer and I thought it would be fun to share my top ten photos from June.

Photo One – At the Tracy aviary. I love this picture that my mom took of me at the Tracy aviary in Utah.

Photo two –  Water fountain at the zoo. Water fountains are every day objects but this one had a fun design!

Photo three – exploring Red Butte Gardens. This was another fun place I visited while in Utah. I have a lot of great pictures from the garden including this one.

Photo four – hanging out with sheep in Utah.

Photo five – Summer mall adventure !

Photo six – One of my favorite Goodwill finds!

Photo seven – At the mall with Amy!

Photo eight – A new Barbie color reveal doll!

Photo nine -a slurpee with a cotton candy topper!

Photo ten – shopping at the Dollar Tree

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Friday and Saturday adventures

Hello,my bucket list friends! I did some fun things recently and I thought it would be nice to share my latest adventures with you. Here we go! On Friday I got off work early so I decided to walk to a nearby mall. The first thing I did was buy a new shirt. I found this super cute t-shirt at Old Navy. After I bought it I changed into it as soon as possible. It was a hot day and I was getting uncomfortable in the shirt that I was wearing. While at the mall I went to Claire’s where I found some great items on sale. My favorite item I got there is a set of flipflop earrings. I went to Lush were I got a bubble bar and a bath bomb. I also got food at a vegan restaurant in the food court. When I woke up that morning I wasn’t expecting to have a mall day but I’m glad I did. The next day my friend Amy picked me up and we went on a bunch of little adventures starting with a library book sale! I love books and all the books there were only a dollar. I found some great book at the sale including two American Girl books, two Barbie books and some travel books. Some of our other adventures that day included the Goodwill,the farmer’s market,the Dollar Tree and putting our feet in the pool. We also went out to dinner. Some of my favorite things that I got while shopping that day are a big bag of beads,a colorful t-shirt,and three My Little pony washclothes. Also I got nectarines at the farmer’s market! I’m so thankful for day like these! I hope you are all having a fun filled summer.

A trip to the beach and a trip to Goodwill

Hello,my bucket list friends! My favorite season is in full swing. The summer fun keeps on coming. I have hit a few bumps in the road during this summer mainly I hurt a muscle in my leg and had to stay off of it for most of last weekend and that was not fun. However last Tuesday after work I went to the beach. I haven’t been to the beach in a while and I really wanted to go. My mom and I plus the neighbor’s dog went on a little beach adventure. It felt so good to walk on the beach and put my feet in the water. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to the beach but this trip more than made up for it. I took a lot of great pictures and just had a really good time overall. The dog had a great time playing with other dogs on the beach. I had a lot smiles on my face that evening. The next day I went to the Goodwill while my dad went shopping at the store next door. I got some great items to add to my collection including a Rainbow Dash backpack, some TY toys,a Disney popcorn bucket,a Disney picture friend and some Crayola markers. I know it can be hard sometimes but planning fun things on weekdays can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Rock On – Christina Epperly