|Ye old Mission Inn in Riverside, CA (an hour
east of Los Angeles) twinkling with over 3.5 million
lights for the extended holiday season. The
hotel is a national historic landmark, built in 1876
in the “mission” architecture style.
|A graceful reindeer bows his head
in the open air courtyard.
|Fierce 18 ft. tall nutcrackers guard the entrance.
Good thing – we found out later that Riverside is
a sketchy area, with no less than 86 gangs and an
average of 20 homicides a year. The immediate
area around the hotel was charming, though.
|Fairy tale horse drawn carriages looping around
the block add an old world feel to the place.
|Kissing under the mistletoe!|