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Big Sur - Hiking Andrew Molera State Park

One of the great delights of living in the Bay Area is the proximity to the natural beauty of California and it's hard to beat the stunning drive down Highway One to Big Sur. This is certainly one of the iconic American road trips, but for me the joy of being in the area is getting out of your car and hitting a trail, so you can be "in" the landscape rather than just looking at it from the asphalt. 

Our Lovely Home...

At the beginning of week two all the plaster has gone and there are no walls or ceilings. The contractor was right it is quick to pull it all down!

When we looked up and saw all this space in the attic we couldn't resist a cathedral ceiling, the impulse buy of this renovation. Here you can see it as the new framing and insulation goes in...

Here's our claw foot tub in the living room! By the end of week three the sheetrock has gone up in the bedroom and bathroom, the place looks like a giant grey padded cell.

As you can see there's no room for the bath in the bathroom which is still down to the studs. The blue tape marks an alcove that will be below the window.

We've survived three weeks of renovations and things are coming along quickly. It's a Saturday and the roofer and plasterer are working which seems amazing, I'm beginning to think this might all be finished on time,  or perhaps I'm deluded?!!