For three days, they toured wineries and lounged around the house, swimming in the backyard pool and enjoying the fine early autumn weather.
“We had three of the best days ever,” said son-in-law Luis Ocon.
Outside, the family made a panicked scramble to their cars.
Luis Ocon took the lead, then his wife and daughter in a second car.
Luis Ocon had met a firefighter, Jason Novak with Cal Fire, while he was fleeing, and though Novak had made him leave, he’d promised to look for the Berrizes.