Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day trips and updates :)

Wednesday morning roadtrip with mom and mom's mom :) to Pt. Reyes Station... The Bovine Bakery....a must-stop for many locals as well as travelers, for a cup of java and a most amazing pastry... A lap through Pt. Reyes Station...Toby's Feed Barn, family owned & operated since 1942!

Historic building with an upcoming art display...covered in bicycle rims...couldn't find information on this event.... If any friends remember this entry from March 2010 or property in Inverness....scheduled for a big remodel!
Changes started in Spring 2010..... demolition's brother in charge, and in photo.
From March 8, 2010...and here we are now... We visited Wednesday progress! The design is a straw-bale home, that will accompany an existing stray-bale cottage. Designed by mom's father (engineer), and is being constructed by mom's brother (contractor)... Take a look :) Quite far along...straw-bales already in....
Brother (in brown) and co-worker working on arched decking pieces during our visit.
I inspected the upper deck....ummmm...ehem! Careful here!
From the old deck, looking towards the new construction...and a hint of "nuckle hill"'s the bigger view towards "nuckle hill!" A West Marin landmark :) From the garden, we looked up towards the older cottage (left) and newer structure (right and higher roof-line)
I sniffed out grandad's WORM COMPOST! Oh yeah! Super composty...and wormy. Wootwoot. Lots of snooter sniffs :)
Mossy trees looking towards the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Vision Road area. Quite a spectacular area....lots of great hikes...and recent sightings of mountain lion...
Checking things out....
Whispy clouds blowing in the next day roof-line.
Ahhhhh....but must leave you with a shot of where I ended up upon returning to MY neck-of-the woods! Run time...corral time...pal time....and mud time!
Have a most wonderful weekend my friends....we are watching the roads in hopes to hit some snow...but waiting for a better weather window! :)


  1. Mud time!!!! Yay for mud time!!!! We're still in snow time, and Mom's quite happy that mud time hasn't happened yet! That quite the renovation project your family has going on - it looks gorgeous! (Although that deck looked a little scary!) Great to see you!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. The view from the deck is incredible, Sierra Rose!
    You sure look happy sitting in your mud hole!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. How awesome and "green" to have a straw bale house! I had never heard of that before. Amazing! Straw bale, it's like a tongue twister--why is it so hard to say?!

  4. Thanks for the Pt. Reyes Station Post, been a long time since we had been there! Great hiking and birding in Pt. Reyes!
    I wonder if you'll get some snow this weekend right at home! That would be fun!
    Belly rubs to you
    Hugs to Mom,
    PS Raider sends licky kisses

  5. What a wonderful view from that deck! Big project but it looks like things are moving along nicely.

    Ciara wants to know if there is room in that puddle for her to join you:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. Always love it when you go walk about. :-)
    Thanks :-)
    lots of luv Amie Soto Blossom.... X

  7. That building is going to be so cool. Be sure and take some pictures when it is all done..
    What beautiful views you have... We love you in the water the best..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  8. I love the character of old buildings!!

    I think you deserved that 'mud-time' you really were working hard there!! But there does seem to be a lot of that mud-thing going on, we had the same thing happen here yesterday, I posted about it too--Maybe Charlie and you are on the same wave-length! :-)))

  9. I loved the tour, Sierra Rose!
    It was pawesome!
    Happy weekend!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. It sure looked like a really enjoyable trip!

  11. Wow, I see why that hill is called Knuckle Hill! Hope you had a fun weekend.

  12. Fabulous post and wonderful details of the progress on construction in Inverness! It is going to be just gorgeous (and already is on such a beautiful property!) Sierra... you certainly checked EVERYTHING out over there - wish we could tag along some day, although the mountain lion does not sound fun!!! Love that parting shot, of course!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

  13. Your mom needs to write a doggy travel book! You've been to some amazing places!


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