Our 5 week adventure travel blog

Riverside to San Diego

The Mission Inn


Frank Miller loved Macaws

Hotel lobby


Doors to outside courtyard




Today ends our road trip part of our travels.

Our stay in Riverside was uneventful last night. We did notice many homeless in the area when we went out for dinner. We did go to a fast food type Chinese place and while we ate, a homeless man came in and just sat. He was a little different so we were getting uncomfortable and took our things to go. There were many homeless right across from our hotel so we just decided to call it an early night to read and journal. Too bad. Had we known, Riverside was having their Festival Of Lights just four blocks away. Really not too sure we would have walked that as we felt is was somewhat of a sketchy area. But they say it is just beautiful.

Before we headed down to San Diego to stay at Lisa & Bob’s, we mad a stop at The Mission Inn Resort and Spa which began boarding guest in 1876. It was openened by Frank Miller who moved from of all places... Tomah, WI. 2 1/2 hrs from our home.

It’s a beautiful place listed in the US National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmark since 1977, and State of California Historic Places since 1961. We did a very nice 75min tour and it was just our guide and the two of us. Our guide was very informative and enjoyed his time with us. We were somewhat lucky though. The Inn had wonderful decorations out from the night before. The Inn would be a lovely place to stay some time.

By 11:30 we were on the road and arrived in Santee which is just 15min from Lisa who picked us up.

It was a great road trip, but nice to be back by them for now.

868 miles now relaxing with some wine.

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