Sunday, June 16, 2013

Secret Santa Rosa Weekend

Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,

First & foremost, happy fathers day (or not-a-father's day) to all the potential fathers out there!!!

Well, it happened... the super secret birthday weekend (day really) for Dizzy... and we woke up bright & early (6:15-ish), packed up a bag of road trip goodies, and went all the way to... Santa Rosa (a little over an hour away). It may not have been too far... but the first stop was into the rolling hills of wine country to see the beasts of Africa at Safari West!!! Now, for those of you who don't know... Dizzy loves goats... and giraffes... because they're basically SUPER GOATS!!! And there were plenty at Safari West where you can get pretty close & personal... but I'm getting ahead of myself. Here are some pictures from the three-hour safari tour...






 
Ostriches picking a lock...


















 
Quite possibly the happiest girl on Earth at this moment...




 
This... is actually pretty cool...

Next, we grabbed some In-N-Out Burger for sustenance, and went to the Charles M. Schulz Museum. You may know him as the creator of the Peanuts gang... and you'd be right, but those who really knew him apparently called him Sparky... and he loved hockey, the city of Santa Rosa & just being able to express himself through his comic strips & helping others. The museum was pretty decent... and reasonably priced... and with Dizzy & I being aspiring comic book makers, it made sense. Enjoy these photos...


 
Giant mural may not seem like much...

 
Until you realize it's about 3500 of these...

 
Nursery wall for Sparky's daughter...

His office... and what's that under his desk?

Basketball signed by Dr. Julius Erving




After the museum, we went back to my place for a quick nap (late night + early start) before heading to a fundraiser from the creators of the Carla & Larry Show that was raising money for a lovely young woman named Susan who is part of Bike Zambia, who bike around Zambia spreading AIDS awareness & working with several different organizations. Basically it was reasonable priced great food, free Caymus wines, raffle ticket prizes & socializing with some of San Francisco's elite... so we had a great time, full bellies & I even won a pack of CDs. Thanks for the invite, Carla! And enjoy Zambia, Susan!!!

That's pretty much it for the weekend... on that note, we also watched a movie but I'll wait until another entry to chat about it. Hope you all had a great weekend as well & again, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!

1 comment:

Izzy Gerbil Tamer said...

Greatest weekend ever. :3

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