Tall Ships in Bodega Bay

The tall ships are back. They should arrive in Bodega Bay late on April 13th. Events are planned for the weekend. For more information, click Press Democrat. These pictures Mike took are from 2013. Directions: 1818 Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay. From Highway 1 north of Bodega Bay, head to the ocean on Westshore. Need a walk?…

Where Are the Peanuts?

Where is this Woodstock? Last week’s statue Woodstock is outside a Kaiser medical building on Old Redwood Hwy. At the Kaiser building next door, Snoopy, Lucy and Charlie Brown help in their own way with health care. A labyrinth in front of Lucy awaits you.   For those of you who don’t know, Charles Shulz,…

When You Need a Short Walk

We went to the Farmers’ Market at Luther Burbank Center (yeah! it was never Wells Fargo in my words) Saturday. A chilly outing, but plenty of vegetables and citrus. More fruit later in the season. Crafts and other vendors too. It should get bigger as the season goes by. We wandered around the Center to look…

Where Are the Peanuts?

Where is Woodstock? Last Week’s Statue This Snoopy is in front of a real estate office on 13th St near College Ave.   For those of you who don’t know, Charles Shulz, the Peanuts cartoonist, came to Sonoma County from Minnesota in 1958. He opened a skating rink, the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, in 1969. (We go to…

Walking where Jack London Lived

This post was originally posted in July 2010. We have visited many times since then. Here’s a link to a more recent London post. In 2012, the State of California slated this park for closure due to budget cuts. But the Jack London Park Partners (JLPP) was established by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association (VMNHA)…

Presidio Walk, Not so Flat

Last week we tried some other parts of the San Francisco Presidio that are not so flat. (Previous walk on the flat part of the Presidio.) If we had stayed around Main Post, near the Visitor’s Center and the Officers’ Club, we might have managed. Down the parade grounds, in the picture below,  is San Francisco…

Where are the Peanuts?

Where is this Snoopy? Last week’s Statue This Charlie Brown greets you outside the Sonoma County Library in downtown Santa Rosa, 3rd and E St. For those of you who don’t know, Charles Shulz, the Peanuts cartoonist, came to Sonoma County from Minnesota in 1958. He opened a skating rink, the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, in 1969. (We…