Sebastopol, CA

I took the 75 minute drive up to Sebastopol this afternoon and boy, what a town. I don't think I've met a nicer collection of people in my life. Whether it be at the diner, the bookstore, the record store or just wandering the streets, the folks in this town are incredibly peaceful and kind. In addition, on a sweltering Friday afternoon, there was a collection of about 20 folks peacefully protesting the War. There is such a harmony and sense of calm in this town that's impossible not to feel.

If you've never been, it's a simple 60 miles over the Bay Bride and up 101. This is small town America at its best.