I didn’t put it together until shortly before our trip to CA that our vacation weekend fell on the 1 year anniversary of the Sonoma County fires. It was instantly sobering, and it was clear when we arrived that it was on everyone’s mind.
I can’t pretend to understand the vastness of the destruction of that day, the deepness of the fear. I wasn’t there, and no amount of first-hand accounts, photos, or even videos can adequately communicate just how devastating the fires were. (Video is from the firefighters out of Berkeley arriving on scene. Brief language.)
I wasn’t sure I wanted to see it first hand, but the Dearliest was sure, which swayed me, so after church on Sunday, we drove to Coffey Park. Continue reading