Decided to do a walking video tour of the park for those who may be interested. This is really a great regional park, and the layout and amenities show a lot of thought. Below if a view looking north from site 201 toward Mt. Baldy....still a lot of snow. Just below you can see the little kiddie water park in the right center of the picture.
Mt. Baldy in the distance, and the kiddie water park on the foreground
Just before the kiosk
Later, around Noon, we took a ride into the City of Riverside to their old town area. They have a nice promenade area which they have closed off to pedestrian traffic only. There are also a lot of churches on Mission Inn Blvd., as well as the historic Mission Inn. Here are a few pictures we took of the area.
One of many churches
Universalist Unitarian Church
One of the towers at the Mission Inn
Mission Inn Valet Entrance
Historic Fox Theater
Elaine in front of the box office
Southside of the Fox Theater along Mission Inn Blvd
Some of the restoration detail just above the box office
Cool stone bridge over Mission Blvd...note beginning of elevated walkway on left
Looking west on Mission Blvd. from stone bridge shown in previous photo
Video of ride along elevated walkway
Entrance to Mt. Rubidoux hiking trail
We didn't get a chance to take the hike up to the top of Mt. Rubidoux....Elaine had a head cold this weekend and just wasn't up to it....I'm glad she joined me for the bike ride! Above is the ornate entrace to the hiking trail that takes one to the top of Mt. Rubidoux....next time!
End of another great day!!
We had a great weekend.....I read a book, and took care of a lot of little maintenance issues. BBQ'd chicken one night and salmon last night. We will return to this park. Less than 15 minutes from home, but it felt like we left the State!
Thanks for following our adventures!