Sunday, February 14, 2010

Walking Tour of Rancho Jurupa

Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 9:00am

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

"Gopher Hole" miniature golf course

Looking west along Cottonwood Drive

Walking Tour Video....enjoy!

Sunday - Noon to 2:30pm

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.

Civic Auditorium

One of many churches

Universalist Unitarian Church

One of the towers at the Mission Inn

Mission Inn Valet Entrance

Valet Exit

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. 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!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this tour of Rancho Jurupa Regional park. We didn't know they'd remodeled/ upgraded. We checked out this park and also Yucaipa Regional Park and were so pleased with these lovely places. We got a reservation around Memorial Day close to our kids for graduation and birthday parties. Thanks again and glad I happened on your site.


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