We went down to see the lights on the Mission Inn in Riverside last weekend, and stayed over with our friends Johnnie and Elly in a nearby town. Lovely to walk around the streets and see the lights and the horse drawn carriages.
It’s a very large hotel… I think the grounds take up a whole city block! Kind of sad that they’ve had to shut off the grounds to the general public. Last time we were here, we were able to wander at will. But it’s become quite renowned, and I imagine that the guests of this pricey place do deserve to appreciate it without a lot of competition.
We walked around and built up quite an appetite by the time we were seated at Bella Trattoria, which is attached to the inn.
Spent a lovely evening after with the guys playing music, and Elly and I chatting. Drove back in the morning after a relaxed breakfast. Really nice getaway! Such great hosts!