Idaho adventure December 2021!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now and it looks like I finally have the to time and energy to do it! It can be hard when you have a lot to write about but not a lot of energy to write it! Anyways last month I went to Idaho to visit family. I try to make more then one trip to Idaho every year if I can. In 2021 I went 3 times! I’m pretty happy with that. On this trip to Idaho there was a lot of snow and because of that I didn’t get to do an activity like going to the zoo or a museum. However,I did get to see family, go the movies, and go thrift shopping. It had been a while since I had gone to the movies it was definitely good to go again. We saw American Underdog. It was a pretty good movie. For thrift shopping we went to the Idaho youth ranch. I got some pretty cool things there including an American Girl Games and Giggles book,some 101 Dalmatians toys and a Disney snow globe. I also got to use a 3-D printer for the first time! I love the turtle that I got to color with paint pens. I also enjoyed taking pictures in the snow! I love the way snow looks in photos! I also got to see some very cute animals. A fun trip to vist family was a good way to end the year.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part six

Hello,my bucket list friends! Here we are at the the six and final part of my Florida vacation posts! This part is going to be a little different from the others because we didn’t go to the Disney Parks or Disney springs on this day of our trip. We decided to explore Florida outside of Disney world. We signed up for a tour that lasted most of the day. After we got picked up by the tour company,we headed to our first adventure of the day. We got to go swimming with sea cows! Since the weather was warm the day ,there were not many of them around. However we got to see one very cute sea cow! She was happily eating. It was a cool experience. I enjoyed the boat ride a getting to  swim. Our next tour stop was my favorite Homosassa Springs wildlife state park. I loved looking at the animals here. There were so many beautiful birds.there was also a hippo and a Bear. We didn’t have whole lot of time here but I really enjoyed the time we had. There was also a gift shop here. I’m gald we had a little bit of extra time to fo shopping before getting back in the tour van. I Really want to go back here someday. Our last tour stop was to go on an air boat ride. Air boats are very fun to ride in. It kind of felt like a roller coaster at some points. I would like do this again as well. That evening my mom and I went shopping at the Disney character where house. This store sells discounted items from the Disney parks. When I saw that we were close to one. I  really wanted to go. I got some fun items here including a 2021 pin. The next day we went back home. We missed our first flight because of a very long line. However we made it home safe the day we had planned on. Thank you so much for reading my Florida adventure!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part five

Hello, my bucket list friends! It may seem like it but I haven’t forgotten about my Florida vacation posts. Here we are at part five of my vacation. On this day we went to Magic Kingdom.  I’m pretty sure this is the most popular park in Disney world. It’s the one with Cinderella’s castle. Just like Disney’s Hollywood studios this park was also very credit the day of our visit. However we were still able to experience some fun attractions. Some of my favorite rides we went on were the people mover,the Carousel, Buzz lightyear space ranger spin and Pirates of the Caribbean. One thing I was excited to do was to go to the Hall of President’s. Last time we were in Florida I went to this attraction but my parents did not and I was excited to show it to them. I also got to go on my favorite ride in this park. It’s a small world is my favorite at both Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida.This ride is like jumping into a painting. It turly is a work of art! On this day of my trip I got one of my favorite Disney snacks a soft Mickey Mouse shaped pretzel! For our meal that day we had lunch at the Diamond horseshoe. They had a really good vegetarian menu and I wish I could eat there again! My favorite souvenire that I got on this day is a Mickey Mouse Christmas themed magnet. We also took pictures in front of the castle. I’m happy with the way ours pictures look. I wish we would have gotten to do more but it was pretty crowded. Overall it was a good day. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part four

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part four of my vacation to Florida. The day after we went to Disney’s Hollywood studios we took a day off from going to the parks and spent some time at Disney springs. Disney springs is a large outdoor shopping and dining area. Just like the parks Disney Springs has plenty to explore. My favorite store in Disney Springs is called World of Disney. It is a very large Disney store. I enjoyed shopping there and getting some cool souvenires. We also came across a store called Basin where I got a bath bomb. I have not tried it yet but I hope to soon. We ate lunch at a restaurant call the Boat House. I had some really amazing pasta there. I was really excited to see that there was a carousel at Disney Springs. I don’t remember seeing one when I was there before. My mom and I had a fun time riding it. I wish I could ride a carousel every day. Disney springs also had a lot of beautifully decorated Christmas trees. You could get free map that had circles where all the trees were located. It also came with stickers that represented the theme of that tree. Once you put the stickers on the circles you could get a prize. I got a really cool button once I put all the stickers on the map. I enjoyed Disney Springs and I hope to go again one day.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part three

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part three of my Florida vacation. On this day we went to Disney’s Hollywood studios. This park had gone through some changes since we were there last. I was very excited to ride Mickey and Minnie’s runaway railway. This ride was not there the last time we visited. This was the first ride that we road that day. The line was already pretty long even early in the day. However it was worth the wait. This ride is so cute and fun. I wish I could have road it more then once. This park was very crowded when we were there and it was hard to enjoy at certain points. Even with the crowds we still manged to do some great rides. We paid for the lighting lane to go on Rise of the Resistance. It was expensive but we all really liked the ride. It was a fun adventure and I hope to go on this ride again some day. Another one of my favorite rides in Disney’s Hollywood studios is Toy Story midway mania. They have this ride in California Adventure on the west coast so I have gone on it a few times. I’m glad we were able to do this ride however we were not able to go on any other rides in the Toy Story area of the park. We had lunch at a restaurant called the Hollywood brown derby. I liked this restaurant and the food I had there. My plate looks amazing in the picture I took. I also got a pretty good picture of me with Goofy in the background. Another thing we did was watch the Beauty and the Beast show. I watched this show that lest time we were here and I was happy that we got to do again. One of my favorite things we did was Walt Disney presents. This attraction is a gallery and there is also a movie about Walt Disney there. I highly recommend checking this out if you get the chance. After spending the day at the park we checked into Disney’s all star movies hotel. The night I went to the photo booth that was located in the arcade. I love photo booths! I wish there were more common then they are. I also went to the gift shop at the hotel. I loved staying at the all star resorts I liked music a little better than movies but the were both awesome.

Thanks for reading and Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part two

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m really excited to write this post because I’m going to talk about Epcot which is also known as my favorite park in Disney world. The day after going to Disney’s Animal Kingdom we went to Epcot. I had been to this park once before and it had become my favorite East coast amusement park. After going there a second time I can confirm that it is my favorite amusement park on the East coast. Epcot is a very unique theme park and I really enjoy going here. Some of my favorite rides at this park are Journey into Imagination with Figment,test track, the Gran Fiesta tour,the seas with Nemo and friends and spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth  is the big golf ball like structure that Epcot is famous for. I know that this ride has been around for awhile but I still  find it to be enjoyable. I love how test track allows you to build and test your own car.Epcot has this part of the park that is called world showcase. This huge area is split up into eleven different countries. Walking through this area is truly like traveling the world. In Canda we watched a movie about the country that was shown in a circle shaped theater. The screen went all around you. We also ate our lunch in world showcase at the same restaurant that we went to the last time we visited Epcot. The restaurant we ate at is called nine dragons and it’s located in the China Pavilion in world showcase. I was very excited to eat here again because I really love the food here. During the Christmas season Epcot does the candlelight processional show. I didn’t think we were going to be able to see it because it very popular. However as we were walking around world showcase we saw that the stand by line for the show was close to being empty and that there were still seats available. I was very happy that we got seats. It was a beautiful unexpected surprise. I have to say that it was a truly beautiful and amazing show. I’m so happy that I got to see this show. Another fun thing that we did in Epcot was to collect these little cards from the eleven pavilions in world showcase.  This activity is geared towards kids the places the you pick up the cards are called kidcot fun stops. At first I thought that only kids could get them. However when we were in one of the country pavilions we found out that it was open to everyone. If you collect a card from every country you can get a postcard as a prize. We didn’t get all the cards but I’m happy I got some of them. I hope to go back to Epcot sometime and collect all the cards. I also had a treat here called school bread I had heard about this baked good before and I was excited to try it. It was a very unique tasting but I did enjoy it. Some of my other Epcot highlights include the Beauty and the Beast sing a long, going shopping and getting a pressed penny souvenir If you could only visit one park in Disney world I recommend going to Epcot. Thanks for reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part one

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m super excited to tell you all about the very fun vacation I went on recently. My vacation started when my parents and I arrived in Orlando on December 4th. We checked into Disney’s all star music resort. I love the way this resort is decorated. It’s a true work of art. On the evening we arrived I got a refillable mug at the cafeteria and some awesome items at the souvenir shop. The next morning we went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. My favorite attraction at Animal Kingdom is Kilimanjaro Safaris. This ride feels like a real safari because there are real animals. I loved seeing the giraffes,elephants and lions. My favorite show at Animal Kingdom is festival of the Lion King. The Lion King is my favorite movie. I loved seeing some of the characters from the movie as well as hearing songs from the movie. I also really enjoyed the new show called kite tails. It was Lion King themed as well. It was a very unique show and I hope Disney does more kite shows in the future. As always I did some shopping two of my favorite things that I got that day were a hat and a popcorn bucket. Popcorn buckets are a good thing to get in Disney world because they have low cost refills during the length of your trip. Another exciting thing we did that day was eat at the rainforest Cafe. I love the rainforest Cafe but there is not any locations close to me. It’s always a fun place to eat and the pasta I had there was really good. After having a fun day In Animal Kingdom, I went swimming at the piano pool at our hotel. I loved that there was a little mermaid statue next to the pool. Thank you for reading this part of my Florida vacation.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My second time in Disney world!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I just returned from a fun vacation to Florida! Disney World was the main focus of this vacation but we also did a really fun tour that included getting to see different kinds of animals! I will be doing more posts about this vacation however for now I wanted to make a quick post about some some the highlights. We went to all four Disney World parks. Epcot is my favorite park and I’m really happy that I  got to go there again. I also really enjoyed Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney springs. I did a good amount of shopping and enjoyed some shows at the Disney parks. On the downside the crowds were higher then they were the last time we went to Disney World.  Even with the crowds it was still a fun vacation and I’m excited to tell you more about it in future posts. For now I’m going to post some pictures from my adventure to Florida. Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Idaho October 2021 part 2

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part two of my October 2021 Idaho adventure. This part of my adventure takes place on Halloween. We started the day with a trip to Starbucks then we went to lunch with family. Every Sunday my Idaho faimly goes to the same restaurant. It’s cool how the staff there knows them. After a very yummy lunch my mom and I went with my aunt and uncle to get ready for a trunk -or-treat event at a fair ground. My aunt brought her two mini horses to the event. It was so cute to see them and the other mini horses dressed up. I went trunk-or -treating because you are never too old to have fun! I loved going around to all the different stations and getting candy. I dressed up in my Coca-Cola polar bear pajamas. I was nervous that someone would say something to me since I’m 31 years old but no one did. They also had games to play I got some prizes including a cute plush bunny. It was one of the best Halloween nights that I have ever had. The next day we came back home. It was a great trip to Idaho.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Idaho October 2021 part 1

Hello,my bucket list friends! As some of you know I have faimly in Idaho. I try to go visit them a few times a year. This was my second trip this year. I started this trip on Thursday night. Our flight landed pretty late so we didn’t do much that night. On Friday we went to breakfast with my grandparents, then we went thrift shopping. We went to a thrift store chain that we don’t have where I live. At this store some of my favorite things I got were two were Barbie dolls, a Lion King plate, a carousel mug, and a my little pony plush toy. Later that day my mom and I went to the Goodwill. As I was walked back to the toy section something caught my eye. It was a 1995 Barbie comforter! I knew that it would not be easy to get it back home since my suit case is not very big. However that didn’t really matter to me because I was going to get it even if I had to mail to back to myself. Some other items I got there were Barbie books,a Barbie DVD and a Build a Bear plush. After our second thrift store of the day we went to Panera Bread. I love their soup so much! Some other family members came over that night and it was great to see them.The next day we went to Boise to go to the Basque museum. My mom had been here before but it was my first time visiting this museum. It was very interesting I enjoyed looking at pictures from the past. Next to the museum there is an old boarding house you can tour. It is very interesting as well. When you walk through the boarding house it almost feels like you have gone back in time. If you get the chance I recommend checking out the museum and the boarding house. After that we walked around a bit,went to a gift shop and checked out these really cool swings. The swings were a part of a tree sculpture. I love swings and I want to visit this work of art again. After our adventures we met my grandparents for a wonderful lunch. It had been an exciting day but we were not done yet. We went to my aunt and uncle’s house. They have a lot of wonderful animals. I finally got to meet their pigs! I had a great time saying hi to their animals. Before going back to my grandparents house we went to Walmart. They had a great selection of Christmas items! I had a fun time looking at the Christmas decorations! It was a busy but wonderful two days.

Thanks for reading

Rock On- Christina Epperly