Wait, this isn't a dream! I look out the window to see rising smoke and can hear a fire. I close the window then bump into William as he's coming to wake me. We look out the front window to see smoke rising from the vacant lot across the street. We grab our wallets, passports, and phones and head outside.
The brush fire reminds us of our stay in Atenas, Costa Rica in 2014, but this is much less dramatic. In Atenas the fires were flying up mountainsides every few days and on one occasion we were instructed to leave our rental home. We began to have a relationship with the firefighters. Of course if there had been a car parked straddling the street and lot, which is typical, today might have been a much more explosive.