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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Odds and Ends in Riverside…..

Yesterday we did a seven mile bike ride and during that ride, we revisited Flabob airport.  As we approached the airport, there was a Pitts S-2-S getting ready to take off.  Unfortunately, it was behind a fence and I couldn’t get closer quick enough for a good shot.


Later we rode around the tie down areas and saw this old passenger liner now called the “Flabob Express.”


There was also this little home built airplane – I think it is called a Varieze.


Later in the day, we had a great sunset as can be seen in the pictures below.


The picture below shows the top of a streetlight fixture being lit by the setting sun while the rest of the globe is dark.  This only lasted about 20 seconds or so, just enough time to snap the picture.


As the sunset progressed, some great colors in the clouds.


After dinner, we went to downtown Riverside and the Mission Inn Festival of Lights.  The downtown pedestrian mall adjacent to the Mission Inn was festooned with Christmas Lights.


There were about 5-6 of these horse-drawn carriages available for rides around town.


Also, part of the mall was turned into an ice skating rink.


Down towards the city hall, there is a tall Christmas tree made of globes.


We were there from about 5:30 to 6:30 and the weather was ideal for the outside activities.  We wanted to get there as early as we could because of the crowd and limited parking.  Of course, we had forgotten about Angelo, my parking angel.  Our timing was superb and as we pulled up to the center of the mall, a car backed out of a spot that was adjacent to the center of the mall – about a 10 foot walk to the lights.

Thanks Angelo!


Russ Krecklow said...

Very nice assortment of pictures, tonight, Dave. I enjoyed seeing all of them. Those old planes are cool. Great catch of the sun lighting the street light, too. Very unusual shot, nice! It's been too cold for us to go out and see the Christmas lights so far, so we will just have to be happy seeing them on your blog. Hope you're enjoying more of those wonderful sunsets. Stay warm and dry. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Carol and your family.

Donna K said...

LOVE the photos - thanks for posting. Glad you are having a good time and good weather - and that Angelo is riding with you still!!