I've been thinking of this but fire is everywhere and I am cheap!If it was me, I would look for a vacation rental that accepted pets and was in an inexpensive area not too far away. I am sorry you are having to go through this.
There is one in the next town down. Plus some hotels that are offering good rates and allow pets. But I think they are for people who are being officially evacuated.Do they have evacuation centers for where you are?
Santa Barbara looks decent too, though still a bit far.There is one in the next town down. Plus some hotels that are offering good rates and allow pets. But I think they are for people who are being officially evacuated.
My SIL in SD did offer to put us up but I'm not sure I want to go that far. Too much time off from work.
The smoke is all blowing into the central valley and to the east as well. When I looked at Purple Air, the air quality is bad in the central valley and worse as you go further east into the Sierra Nevadas.What's it like in eastern central CA? I once spent a week in Susanville and it made quite the impression on me.
NoooooooooooooWe made a reservation somewhere and then read that while the air quality is good now, it's going to be bad all next week.
I wouldn't want to be in Susanville during the summer or during fire season. You might not think the terrain around there has much propensity to burn but it can and does. In fact, there is a fire just to the west of Susanville right now, per InciWeb.What's it like in eastern central CA? I once spent a week in Susanville and it made quite the impression on me.
Hoping you are able to find a place in California with decent air quality. SD is probably closer than Portland but I can report that the air quality in my part of PDX is absolutely fantastic right now - gorgeous blue skies today. I've been seeing pictures today from friends/family in the Tri-Valley and Tracy all weekend and I really feel for you down there. I have some friends who live in what used to be the southern part of Tracy who are definitely worried, though now, while they are still south of downtown there are a lot more homes and business areas south and west of them which the fire would have to burn through if it did manage to jump 580 (and no, 8 lanes of freeway is not enough of a barrier if the wind is blowing in the right direction - all it takes is one ember and it would be off to the races, especially with everything as tinder dry as it is). Thankfully, as you've pointed out a couple of times, most of the SCU Complex is really rural, mountainous terrain so relatively few structures have been damaged and required evacuation (once the new Valley commuters discovered Altamont Pass Rd, I'd often go over Patterson Pass Rd and sometimes even Tesla Rd/Corral Hollow Rd to commute into Pleasanton/Dublin before I moved up here).I'm talking to the host now. We are going to cancel. Sigh.
I think they might be discounting some. The AirBnB price showed a discount. I thought it was because it was during the week.I would really hope that vacation rentals would offer discounts in times of crises when people are forced to evacuate their homes. But I guess not.