“I like to think of myself as the unofficial host of this parking lot,” said Teddy Kelley while sitting on the back of his RV. Kelley, originally from South Carolina, has been in Santa Barbara for three years and spends his time talking to tourists and strangers walking along the bike path. “I used to have a property in East Texas, which is where all the wood for this vehicle is recycled from. The whole thing is solar powered also,” he added.
“We love shells; our house is full of them, so we just Googled which beaches in Santa Barbara have the best seashells, and this one came up,” said Abby Ahlgrim. She and her husband, Denis, waited for their daughters while they collected ocean treasures at Carpinteria State Beach. The family is from Temecula and spontaneously decided to drive up the coast for a weekend vacation.