Romantic, historic, and definitely NOT obstreperous – even with 1,000 fourth through twelfth grade students and their parents and teachers meandering through the labyrinth corridors.
May was definitely the right month to stay here. The weather was a perfect 80 degrees. We were Walking in Sunshine, and it felt GOOD!
You may wonder how come everything was calm and quiet with hundreds of students going in and out the buildings. The fact was that these students, far from being obstreperous, were model students. Serious state contenders came to compete in National History Day–California.
There were lots of wide open spaces for students to congregate, and most were busy studying or talking quietly together while they waited for their turn to present their projects to a panel of three judges.
Many of them took pictures, like I did of all the photographic locations around Mission Inn.
So if you every get to Riverside, California, stay at the Mission Inn. Even obstreperous middle and high school students are miraculously calmed by the majestic ambiance.