Come back. Everything’s fine. Really.
You who might wish to visit or vacation in our beautiful region have seen a lot of scary stuff on television, and heard a lot about big fires and choking smoke and closed highways. It’s not all over yet, but getting closer. Forget the flames. They are remote or just smoldering. Forget the smoke. You won’t smell it, you probably won’t see it. The roads are open. Nobody is fleeing anything, for now.