I have been checking the wildfires in California religiously. My husband and I have a vacation planned there and don’t want to be caught in a bad area. The alisal fire has really been one I have been watching. In October it was burning along the coastline in Santa Barbara. That is where my husband and I wanted to stay on our trip. Santa Barbara has high end resorts, beaches, spas, restaurants and shopping. However, we are not willing to deal with smoke from a fire. It looks like the high winds have really helped the situation. It seems like the firefighters have nearly beaten it. However, I am not going to take any chances. I have decided that my husband and I will fly into LAX and then stay in Tarzana California. Tarzana has nice resorts, restaurants and shopping. There is Topanga State Park right near the area. I can drive a bit to the Santa Monica Pier or even into the bustling city of LA. San Diego is close by and I have always wanted to see it. My husband and I are a bit bummed but Tarzana could be just as good. They have recreational weed there. That could be a fun evening for us. We could stop at the local cannabis dispensary and get pretty loose before dinner. I told my husband we can play the situation by ear. Tarzana is close enough to Santa Barbara that we can stop in for a day trip without any hassle. We also are going to save money by staying in Tarzana.