A couple of days ago (or nights ago) I went to downtown Riverside to see Rusty Perez, an ex-swimmer of mine, perform. I was amazed at the way downtown Riverside looked. And how he performed, but I’ll write more on that later.
The historical Mission Inn was just overwhelmingly beautiful. I kept wondering who put up all of those lights and how long it took them to do so, but that’s the geek side of me. They were everywhere. The kid side of me just couldn’t get enough of them. I kept walking back and forth, just looking in amazement of all the lights.
I was also amazed by the number of people who were there. The place was packed. I really didn’t think there would be so many people, but JEEZ, they were everywhere. The cool part was that everyone was in a great holiday mood.
So, here is my Christmas gift to you. A bit of Southern California Christmas Spirit.