And because you are wondering; yes, I was prepared to give him a dollar or two. However, by the time I came back with change, he was gone. (I usually give money to people who put some effort into their panhandling.)
Now, here's a guy I'm sure the kids will never forget. We saw this van in a parking lot behind the Visitor's Center in Santa Barbara, so of course, we had to go check it out.
And finally, in a more mainstream example of the differences between Wisconsin and California cultures, we came upon this scene on the beach in Santa Barbara...It's "surf camp!" We went on further, in search of a tide pool, but were unsuccessful. Hopefully, tomorrow will be more fruitful. (Ha ha. Get it? "Fruit"ful? I didn't even do that on purpose!)