Treasures and sights

Another antique excursion! We headed to Riverside, CA to see what treasures might await us. The downtown area has really changed since I lived there.

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Although there are many old historic buildings throughout the downtown area, the famous Mission Inn Hotel is perhaps the most notable .

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It was the place to attend prom and other formal occasions during my high school and college years.  A spectacular place for a wedding is the St. Francis Chapel which boasts an altar  25 feet tall by 16 feet across, carved from cedar and completely covered in gold leaf . President Richard and Pat Nixon  were married there!

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Some famous visitors of the Mission Inn  include Elizabeth Taylor and Amelia Earhart although the list if notables is extensive..   I have enclosed a link if your would like to read more about the hotel, plan a day trip, or consider this four star hotel for your vacation or wedding. http://www.missioninn.com/about-the-hotel/history-of-hotel/

After  many years of neglect, the entire downtown  has been revitalized. The area is great place for antique shopping, one of a kind shops, and  lunch on the mall or one of the other nearby local restaurants.

We had a great afternoon.

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Thommmee found this treasure and added to his red glass collection

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We saw some very interesting items a local antique store

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Some I liked more than others……..

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and some not at all……..

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…but that is part of the fun of antique shopping! You just never know what you might see. Later we drove around to check out some of the local sights.

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(Been awhile since I was here!)

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Another great day of retirement. I know they will not always be so filled with adventure  but I am certainly enjoying them now!

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