We have thirty years of so many wonderful family memories of being in Big Sur. So these fires have caused a lot of emotional stress for our family. And we are not just being selfish; we are also thinking of all those who have had to evacuate, have lost their homes, and, of course, the folks fighting the fires and putting themselves in harm's way. Please check out the link below and the heartfelt photos and please pray however you think appropriate. It's hard for me to hit the nail on the head of what my perspective should be because of all of these wonderful memories; most were some of our most bonding times of my family of origins' lives; days at Nepenthe, Deejans, countless hikes and picnics at the falls behind The Big Sur Lodge where my sister and niece lived for years, Sunday afternoons in lounge chairs next to the river at Fernwood Inn listening to Jake Stock and the Abalone Stompers, my middle son being born there, my oldest son "finding himself" (just as I did) there and completing his healing from addiction there, just to name a few.