California Dreaming – Santa Barbara

Note left by a cop on a windscreen in Santa Barbara

Note on a windscreen from a cop to the driver – what do you think it says?

A Santa Barbara pub

London Pub in Santa Barbara At home?

Love the Spanish influence in Santa Barbara

Dress and personality code Dress and personality code

Another Occupy protest

Another Occupy protest

Delivered to our Santa Barbara motel

this was food delivered to our motel room

In the garden of our Santa Barbara motel

Proper Mexican food

Proper Mexican food

Sunset

a proper camper

a proper camper

and what the Americans call a camper

and what the Americans call a camper

SunsetThe pick up Santa Barbara style

The Streets of ……

Wherever we were in USA we saw homeless people. A shelter for the homeless is on the tour bus route in San Francisco. This is where Will Smith filmed Happyness. That may have been fiction. But it is real.

Realty is that in SF, Santa Barbara and LA, I saw too many homeless people. I haven’t seen that anywhere else. On every street. Not sure why. And people just accept it. I overheard two teenagers discussing the pros and cons of being homeless in NY or Santa Cruz. Their view was that at least it’s warm in Santa Cruz. i.e. better. They thought that that’s was all that mattered. Being warm.

I have a friend who has a homeless man who lives on her doorstep. Her children step over him to get into their home. They don’t ignore him, they have tried to help him. But…. Well maybe my friend will comment.