Friday, November 16, 2012

Jurupa Cultural Center

I don't know about you but I have always wondered why the devil there is a large Mammoth on the hill as you drive through Riverside on the 60 frwy. Peyton doesn't really care why it's there, she just looks forward to waving and talking to it each time we drive through. Well, a few years ago my parents moved all of 5 minutes away from said mammoth and so we see it up close lots and lots. A few Saturdays ago we decided to spend a nice, beautiful, warm day outside exploring the area, which included the Jurupa Cultural Center, mammoth and all. On our way to my mom's house (who we asked to join us) we got a call from the Brobergs who decided to join us as well. The more the merrier, right? Sadly, the center wanted to charge $8 for a "tour".... per person... I think not. So, we just.... uh hmmm... explored. We got close to Eddie the elephant, Peyton's best friend, but were stopped by "the man" before we could get all the way up. Too bad, right?! But, the kids LOVED running up to all the dinosaurs along the walk. And, they had a nice little museum full of rocks, dinosaur bones, fossils, etc. So, it was exactly what we were hoping for... a nice day outside, even if we didn't get in the hike we hoped for. And, I still don't see how they could expect to charge $8 for that, what is this, the La Brea Tar Pits?

1 comment:

Heidi Broberg said...

My kiddos enjoyed it too! And now we know Eddie the elephant.