An Early Christmas Celebration

Instead of exchanging gifts this year, a friend and I agreed to treat ourselves to a Christmas lunch. We decided to splurge a little so she made reservations at the Mission Inn. The Mission Inn has a several nice restaurants and is also a first class hotel in nearby Riverside, CA. We selected the reasonably priced buffet.  It was fabulous!

There was holiday cheer and decor at every turn…

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both inside…

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and outside.

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After the hustle of preparing for Christmas, it was nice to just relax and catch up with good food…

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…and a good friend.

She broke the no gifts rule and gave me this adorable and appropriately named bracelet.

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(Thank you I love it!)

There was no corner of the hotel that was left undecorated.

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No detail went unnoticed.

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There was something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

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 If you are in the area, be sure to check it out!

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http://www.missioninn.com/

This is a great place to visit any time of the year.

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Merry Christmas!

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7 thoughts on “An Early Christmas Celebration

  1. What a lovely way to spend the day. I haven’t been to Riverside in years. We used to live in Burbank and my son still works there…for now. I spent the last month helping him pack out. Got as far as Glendale once. Lunch with a friend is a great way to relax and that place looks just lovely. I’m starting to breathe again but it’s still a bit shallow. Next week I’ll fully start to enjoy the holiday and relax. Just looking at your photos calms me. Thanks.

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  2. I will have the Greats this Saturday night. I would like to drive by and let them just get a look at how lovely it is without even going in. They are too little for the hustle and bustle. Have a Wonderful Christmas Jan

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