We headed north today to spend the holiday with family in the Santa Barbara area.
The usual clear skies over the ocean had given way to thick smoke today due to the Goleta fire north of Santa Barbara.
A couple of photos to illustrate current conditions approaching the Carpinteria/Santa Barbara area:
Many of our fellow Californians have been facing a challenging day and week.
We were fortunate to enjoy a happy celebration with our family today. We'll be watching traditional street fireworks with our neighbors this evening.