Getting keys to the town of Santa Barbara would have been 2nd only to the reception I received on my visit to this ocean community. Just having an evening and a few hours the next morning made me think about a visit after the holidays when I return to the friendly west coast town. Lee, a local realtor was the first to shower me with grateful comments and gave me a couple of gift boxes of some of the most delicious cookies I have tasted. Tom, a local retiree gave me a gift card for a national coffee chain. When I bought my first cup of coffee, I was shocked at the dollar amount on the card. I hope it wasn’t a mistake. As I drove and rode down State Street, it was if I was a one man parade. The entire town seemed to wave back at me as I slowly made my way past. Sheila, one of the angels who looks after me on the road, saw to it that I had a place to park The Kindness Bus and a place to lay my head. I love towns like this. Thank you Santa Barbara!!