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Monday, December 27, 2010

Swedish American Line - Vintage Poster




Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gothenburg Sweden to New York

Passenger Gerda Elisabeth Nord

Arrived aboard the Drottningholm on July 2, 1923


Batch Number:P50303-9
Packet Number:
Record Number:
Page Ref. Number:162
Page Line Number:0019
First Name:Gerda Elisabeth
Last Name:Nord
Age at Arrival:25y
Gender Code:F
Marital Status:M
U. S. Citizen?No
Ship Crew?No
Nationality:Sweden, Swedish
Place of Residence:Mo, Sweden
Standardized Place of Residence:
Ship Name:Drottningholm
Standardized Ship Name:Drottningholm

Ship Arrival Date:2 Jul 1923
Ship Arrival Port:New York
Departure Port:Gothenburg, Sweden
Standardized Departure Port:Goteborg, Goteborg och Bohus, Sweden
ID Number:603039110169

Gothenburg Sweden to New York

Passenger Margit Viola Nord

Arrived aboard the Drottningholm on July 2, 1923

Batch Number: P50303-9
Packet Number:
Record Number:
Page Ref. Number: 162
Page Line Number: 0020
First Name: Margit Viola
Last Name: Nord
Age at Arrival: 2y
Gender Code: F
Marital Status: S
U. S. Citizen? No
Ship Crew? No
Nationality: Sweden, Swedish
Place of Residence: Mo, Sweden
Standardized Place of Residence:
Ship Name: Drottningholm
Standardized Ship Name: Drottningholm
Ship Arrival Date: 2 Jul 1923
Ship Arrival Port: New York
Departure Port: Gothenburg, Sweden
Standardized Departure Port: Goteborg, Goteborg och Bohus, Sweden
ID Number: 603039110170

Gothenburg Sweden to New York

Passenger Adolf Albert Nord

Arrived aboard the Drottningholm on July 2, 1923

Batch Number: P50303-9
Packet Number:
Record Number:
Page Ref. Number: 162
Page Line Number: 0018
First Name: Adolf Albert
Last Name: Nord
Age at Arrival: 28y
Gender Code: M
Marital Status: M
U. S. Citizen? No
Ship Crew? No
Nationality: Sweden, Swedish
Place of Residence: Mo, Sweden
Standardized Place of Residence:
Ship Name: Drottningholm
Standardized Ship Name: Drottningholm
Ship Arrival Date: 2 Jul 1923
Ship Arrival Port: New York
Departure Port: Gothenburg, Sweden
Standardized Departure Port: Goteborg, Goteborg och Bohus, Sweden
ID Number: 603039110168

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sedona, AZ

Amazing Arizona Road Trip

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jerome Ghost Town, AZ


Thursday, October 28, 2010

October in Oregon

Fall 2010

Here I am in Portland, Oregon. 
World Co-ordinates 45° 31' 24 N - 122° 40' 34 W
50 miles from the Pacific Ocean

The October winds are chilled, leaves are falling, and it rains. Not just any rain. Cold rain.  Almost everyday. It is the coldest rain I have ever felt. I guess this is the weather signature of the Pacific Northwest.


I see a place called Fanno Creek while driving around. Although I was on my way to the organic cafe for lunch and I am super hungry, I can't resist. I pull over in the Nature Park parking lot paved with rustic log fence posts and read the trail map. I decide to go hiking, since afternoon rain just let up.


The trail starts flat, then winds alongside a residential area. About 25 minutes into my walk the path gets smaller, the trees denser, and all sounds of traffic and modern day life melt away.


I find the creek, and trees exploding into a kaliedoscope of intense deep colors, leaving a palette of leaves on the path. I enjoy my walk, now about an hour further into the trail, taking these great nature photos along the way.


And it starts pouring rain...


Photo: Fanno Creek Trail ~ copyright Traci Elizabeth 2010


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

For Our Forests


Oregon Forestry: Generations




Oregon Forestry: Protective Laws


Oregon Forestry: Habitat and Harvest

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oregon Green

Oregon has got to be the most green place I've ever seen.  Literally.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tualatin Hills Nature Park


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Multnomah & Latourell Falls


Multnomah Falls, Oregon
copyright Traci Elizabeth 2010



Latourell Falls, Oregon
copyright Traci Elizabeth 2010



Bridge at Latourell Falls, Multnomah County, Oregon
copyright Traci Elizabeth 2010   



Video source:  YouTube

Cruising the Historic Columbia River Highway

World Co-ordinates 45 42'17 N - 121 47'30 W
Historic Columbia River Highway
Multnomah County, Oregon

Where in the World am I? 

I am in a green Firebird with T tops off, driving down narrow winding roads of the Historic Columbia River Highway.  It is a picture perfect Summer day, with golden sunlight so bright it lights up the trees, forest and wildflowers in almost surreal neon colors. I feel like I'm coasting thru a high dynamic range world. The car's motor is purring like a panther in harmony with the open road.  Mesmerized, I cruise past covered wooden bridges, country lanes, and white picket fences lining parts of the highway. The wind blows thru my hair with a cool breeze off the Columbia River to my left. To my right are Mountains of forested cliffs so close I could reach out of the car and touch them. The scents of Nature here are so pure and primal.  Miles up the road hidden in the forest is what I'm hunting for today.  I'm on my way to the Waterfalls.

Upon doing Historical research, I see that my personal experience and perceptions of this gorgeous spot on Earth are right in tune with whats been said by many who traveled before.

The Historic Columbia River Highway  - HCRH - is a 75 mile scenic highway in Oregon. Built in 1913 it was "modeled after the great scenic roads of Europe and designed with an elegance that took full advantage of all the natural beauty along the route. Switzerland's Axenstrasse, the inspiration for the Columbia Highway."  (source quote : Wikipedia)

They weren't kidding. I'd describe it as an Enchanted Highway.

Here are some great videos found on YouTube.

Columbia River Highway - present



Columbia River Highway - past
1917 video from Ford Motor Company

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Secrets of the Smith River



Smith River - along The Redwood Highway
Northern California into Oregon 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome To Oregon

A photographic essay of my arrival in Portland, Oregon.   



Oregon Visitor's Center




Purple Flowers of  Oregon
they are everywhere!



Keep Our Forests Green! 
Poster in the Visitors Center



Boats on the Willamette River




Train tracks along the River
downtown Portland OR

all photos copyright Traci Elizabeth 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pacific Coast Road Trip - Summer 2010



Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mt Charleston, Nevada


Traci Elizabeth
at Mt Charleston, NV
June 2010