Charlie Brown and Friends

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We are back from California and, as always, Dorothy’s words ring true: “There’s no place like home.”  We had a wonderful time and saw some unforgettable sights, but I’m always happy to be back in my own house.  One thing I did not blog about during the trip is our visit to the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California.  Here it is:

The museum opened in 2002, and it is a little gem.  If you ever have a reason to be in Santa Rosa, it is definitely worth a visit.  The three of us commented on the “feel” of the museum; it is not overwhelming or fussy, but spacious and light and pleasant in a way that fits Schulz’s characters.  I had not known that Schulz was a life-long ice hockey fan, but the museum is right next to the indoor rink he had built for the citizens of Santa Rosa. 

The rink’s official name is the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, but is locally known as Snoopy’s Home Ice.  A visit to the Warm Puppy Cafe makes your visit complete.  Because today is a Thursday, I will list three of my favorite stories starring Charlie Brown and his friends:

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

A Charles Brown Christmas

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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