We spent our whole Saturday roaming around the 909. It’s a land filled with tacos, rubber alien masks, raves and abandoned malls – the perfect place for hungry gamers.
This is San Bernardino, home of Fun Corner.
This is Fun Corner.
This is an Alf poster board we got for a dollar! We love this place! The owners are awesome.
We found some cool weapons for our World of Warcraft costumes here too. This is a mace for Margot’s hunter costume.
And a retracting knife for my Defias Bandit costume.
We also dropped by the Carousel Mall, a once thriving community center, now home to the San Bernardino County Welfare Office.
What’s white, brown, looks like bird doo doo and grows on the ceiling of a nearly abandoned mall? I’m not sure.
“One spicy jack cheese stick please.”
I guess dudes have Yu-gi-oh 5D’s tournaments here now. Excellent use of abandoned food court.
“Courage is absolute trust in your abilities, only fear can keep you grounded.” Whatever, Taz. What do you know about it?
After the mall we went to Adalberto’s where I defeated the crunchiest taco I’ve ever encountered.
We went to a thrift store and found a copy of Cataclysm, pre-release!
M&M holiday headquarters.
We drove past this cool line for a rave called Winterfresh.
Dragon Marsh is the best store in Riverside. You can buy dragon’s blood candles, clasps for your robe/cape, pentagram charms for your choker or just have a good time.
This is Margot’s new shirt from Mad Platters. Very unique design.
Riverside has some of the best Antique Malls. They are endless mazes filled with dusty miniatures, books by rl stine, pink weapons, ancient housewares, itchy hats, nostalgic toys…
We also ate some delicious pho for dinner by UCR. Thanks to all the azn students, this neighborhood is morphing into a mini San Gabriel. It sucks that there’s less Indian restaurants now but I’m a sucker for stationary and thai iced tea.