Monday, August 14, 2017

Charles M. Schultz Museum Part Deux

People wanted to see more of my visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and I will not disappoint:

In the gift shop, there is special gallery up stairs which is really cool:

This next piece is a Japanese wood carving called the "The Dragon and Snoopy":

The Peanuts gang doing the Beatles

The Charles M. Museum and Research Center is a wonderful place to go. The cool thing is that I am a member and can go as I please. Hopefully, they will change some exhibits and might go up there and report back on the changes there.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Music Monday: Men Names in the Title

Music Monday: Just another Monday here. Here are some songs with male names in title:

Hope everyone gets some dancing in this week.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Inn at the Presidio

While I was walking around at the Presidio in San Francisco, I came across the Inn at the Presidio. The Inn was built in 1903 and named Pershing Hall. It was  home for bachelor officers when the Presidio was a major Army base. Pershing Hall is listed on the National Register of historic places.  It has been restored as a boutique hotel with 22 rooms.  All the rooms were filled the day I was there but what I saw inside the lobby, The Inn at the Presidio is a special place:

The Inn at the Presidio is a special place that oozes history, it is worth a visit even if you are not staying there.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happiness is the Warm Puppy Cafe

While at the Charles M. Schultz Museum, I went over to the Warm Puppy Cafe. The cafe is part of the Redwood Empire Ice Arena or Snoopy's Home Ice. Schultz built both in 1969. Everyday he would leave his studio and have lunch there:

Charles Schultz's table. He ate lunch at it almost everyday It is still reserved for him in the cafe
The cafe serves mostly pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, soda,coffee, sandwiches and salad's. It is a nice place to relax:

The front of the ice rink and cafe
The Ice Arena

One of the cool things is that Schultz would have the famous ice skaters who did shows there sign their name in the concrete outside the arena:

1956 Olympic Champion Tenley Albright
1968 Olympic Champion Peggy Fleming
1984 Olympic Champion Scott Hamilton
1992 Olympic Kristi Yamaguchi
And the food is wonderful:

My lunch: Chili Dog and fries -served Snoopy's Dog Dish
The Warm Puppy Cafe is a wonderful place for young and young at heart:

Monday, August 7, 2017

Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

This might be a multi-blog post. I went to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa. Schultz was the creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip, he was also know as Sparky.  Even though Schultz was born and raised in Minnesota, he relocated to Northern California in 1958 and Santa Rosa became his home base in 1969 and remained until his death in 2000.  The museum opened in 2002:

First published drawing by Schultz

This wall is made up of ten years worth of strips
The Kite-Eating Tree
Schulz's office and drawing studio
An ad for his father's barber shop

Published in Topix in 1947

Saturday Evening Post -1948

WWII drawing from Schultz's sketch book

Panels from L'il Folks-which evolved into Peanuts

This wall panel was painted in his daughter's Meredith's room in 1951
His Emmy for "A Charlie Brown Christmas"-1965

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is a special place. I am so glad that I made the trip there and there will be a second part for more pictures.