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Living in Riverside

A January 2007 trip to Riverside by MzLyndaC

Mt. Rubidoux Photo, Riverside, California More Photos
Quote: Not just orange groves anymore!

Living in Riverside

Overview

Mt. Rubidoux Photo, Riverside, California
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I moved to Riverside in 1998 from Huntington Beach. The day we moved here it was 114 degrees... honestly, we thought we'd made a huge mistake. I have since learned to love this place. You are still close to the beach... the mountains... the desert... whatever you are in the mood for the I.E. has got it!Riverside is home to the University of California, Riverside with it's Botanical Gardens, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, as well as Riverside Community College with its world famous Marching Tigers Band and the California School for the Deaf. Riverside is also home to the Parent Navel Orange Tree, propagated from one of the two original trees from a monastery in Bra...Read More

Pepitos Mexican Restaurant

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Restaurant

Pepitos Mexican Restaurant Photo, Riverside, California
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Pepitos Mexican Restaurant is a restaurant my family has been passing by for years. I always thought it was a bar that happened to serve Mexican food. To be honest, the only reason we tried it was because it was on our airline miles program. Boy, are we sorry we have been missing this place!! The first time we went, I was in the mood for soup, and their albondigas did not disappoint. Loaded with meatballs and vegetables, with a rich, tasty broth and accompanied by rice, beans, and tortillas, it was one of the best bowls of albondigas I’ve ever had. My son had the chili verde, which is a specialty dish of mine, so we tend to be very picky about it. It was fabulous! My husband had the camarones ala diab...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2007

Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
6539 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, California
(951) 788-2652

Mt. Rubidoux

Attraction | "Mt Rubidoux"

Mt. Rubidoux Photo, Riverside, California
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Mt Rubidoux nature trail winds in several directions up the side of the mountain, weaving past residential homes, vast hillsides of wicked looking cactus, rocks trees, and flowers (including the California poppy). Hiking the paved road or the more difficult dirt trails, you will encounter hikers, bikers, and dog walkers. We've seen raccoons, possums, squirrels, skunks, lots and lots of lizards, and even a few snakes. Once we saw a fox, but that was several years ago. If it's summer time, go early in the morning, because it can get really hot! Take a bottle or two of water, but beware... no restroom facilities! At the summit, you'll find a huge cross dedicated to Junipero Serra, an American flag a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2007

Mt. Rubidoux
4706 Mt. Rubidoux St.
Riverside, California 92502

Downtown Riverside

Story/Tip

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Lake Alice Trading Co., a nice big bar and grill, has good food, live music, and a dance floor. If you want something a little more low-key, Worthington's pub is across the street. It's smaller, but they also have live music and they draw a rather large crowd for a little place.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Fairmount Park

Attraction

The Boathouse Photo, Riverside, California
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My drive to and from work, which is quite short to begin with, is made all the more pleasant by driving through Fairmount Park. Developed in 1875 by the Oltman Brothers, who designed New Yorks's Central Park, it has grown from 30 acres to 180. There's an amphitheater, which hosts the annual Riverside Jazz Festival, and many 'concerts in the park.' The boathouse has beautiful banquet/meeting facilities, and you can rent a paddle boat to take out on one of two lakes in the park. Fairmount Lake is the smaller of the two, and frankly not quite as scenic as the larger Lake Evans. Spread out over the park are several play areas, picnic and BBQ facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a lawn bowling club, f...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 20, 2007

Fairmount Park
2601 Fairmount Boulevard
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 826-2000

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MzLyndaC

MzLyndaC
Riverside, California

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