30 august 2009

Central City and Lina Dorthinusdaughter

Here we are driving out of Central City - going to find Linas old house. We are in The Rocky Mountains - not far from Aspen and Vail - places for those who love skiing!

We just turned left on Highway 119 ............

..........entering Apex Vally Road and The Apex Ghosttown

Here is Linas house - it was hers when she lived here in Apex, Gilphin County, Colorado

This is the front porch........ Don't you think that the trees and the hills and the surroundings look like it's in Rendalen, Hedmark, Norway?

Here we are - in front of Linas house!

This is The Rocky Mountains - it's a brilliant view! I do think the "mountain" is Mount Evans - 14264 feet.

This is the entrance to The Central City Cemetery ................

....................and this is how it looks like - wild colorful flowers - birches and headstones.

Here she is - Lina Dorthinusdaughter Goldberg- my Great Grandmothers halfsister - born in Rendalen County, Hedmark, Norway. Lina was born th 18. November 1865 in Sjølisand, Ytre Rendalen - she has one sister - Anne Dorthinusdaughter and ten half"siblings" - five brothers and five sisters. Lina emigrated to The United States in 1885 - married a young Swedish boy named John and they had seven children. Lina and John settled down in Gilpin County where he was a gold miner. Lina died in October 1924 and was burried at Central City Cemetery in Colorado. I did put the Norwegian flag - with my written e-mail adress - on Linas headstone. Rest in peace, Lina.

Here are Jennifer, my brother and Nichlasen - in front of Central City's Court House. Lina is Jennifers Great Grandmother. She flew from North Carolina to Central City to meet my brother, Nichlasen and me - Thank you Jennifer.

Something for my scrapbooking papers!

You see the missing book - this is the vault in The Court House - we could borrow as many book we needed - one at one time - no gloves and we got the most important pages xeroxed!

Some boxes................

The cover of one of the golddigging location records - it was heavy - I wonder - did they ever find gold - and if so - what did they do with it!

Here's a page - of a claim - belonged to John Goldberg - Linas husbond.

This is "downtown" Central City

And of course I did find a Christmas Tree! Cute - in the middle of July!

Thank you Jennifer! And to you who read my story - I had a wonderful day. Enjoy - and thanks for visiting my blog!

29 august 2009

From Rock Springs to Central City

It's still sunny in Wyoming - and we're still driving east - trying to reach Central City in Colorado tonight. We had to made a stop - probably filling our! Ford Flex with gas and ourselves with some food - there are truckers and trailers all over - serving whoever. This little chapel was for the drivers - I liked that - we all need a place thats just "ours"

The small black "dots" are either cows or bulls - there're lots of them in Wyoming. You see the "snowfence" - it's probably windy during wintertime - so they put theese fences up along Interstate 80 and the road are snowfree - in a way! I don't know - I have'nt been there in January or February!

In Cheyenne we thurned south from Interstate 80 into Interstate 25 driving into The State of Colorado. My first sight of the land where Lina Dorthinusdaughter settled down.

This is Denver - we just past through...............................

............ending up here - Denvers Bass Pro Shops - I like the sign above the front door! Welcome fishermen, hunters and other liars!

It's impossible to explain how big - how many items - how huge this store is. You have to visit it by yourself! I did find this pink bow and arrow - something for all the pink scrappers in the world.

This picture is not good - but it's the only one I have - it shows the entrance to both Central City and Golden.

Okay - this is it - the main entrance to Central City and Linas American home county. I'll tell more about Lina and Jennifer later.

Thank you for visiting this story - this trip - this eventure we had. Enjoy!

23 august 2009

Driving east to Rock Springs

It was wonderful sunshine in Winnemucca. And this beautiful Peterbilt had parked just beside our! Ford Flex I couldn't resist it - I had to have a picture!

You can't drive through America without stopping at McDonald's - neither could we - a cold cup of icy coffee - delicious!

This is Utah - "the salty desert" or Bonneville Salt Flats. Here's a site for car enthusiasts!

This is 37,1 miles - 60,1 kilometers - straight ahead - and I mean straight as a ruler!

Driving Interstate 80 - eastbound - this is all we saw - this is The Great Salt Lake - west of Salt Lake City. We didn't have time to stop - we have an appointment in Central City tomorrow.

A salt factory?

Salt Lake City was the host of The Winter Olympics in 2002 - and this is The Utah Olympic Park - the venue for Nordic Ski Jumping. Norway didn't take any medal this Olympics!

The American way.......................

We met them - The Windmills - all over - making power by the wind.........................I like that!

Just around the corner is Rock Springs in Colorado - we spent one night - travelling further east - trying to reach Colorado tomorrow. The SUN has been with us today - around 95 Farenheit - I love it! We have an excellent AC in our! Ford Flex - the boys love that!

The SUN has come to The Stangeland and my garden is waiting for me! Have a nice and warm and sunny Sunday - we need it - the wintertime is nearby! Keep cool and thank you for visiting my blog - I sure would visit yours when you leave a comment! And don't forget - enjoy!

15 august 2009

From Folsom to Winnemucca

Yesterday we spent downtown Sacramento - visiting Sutters Fort and Sutter General Hospital. Having a splendid lunch at Golden Corral - a kitchen you never forget!
Michaels in Folsom got my sparetime in the afternoon. It's a shame to say - but I spent only 131 dollars! I bought some punches from Martha Stewart - and some other stuff!
We had a fantastic dinner with our cousins - thanks Brent and Mona, welcome to Norway - anytime!
The next day we drove east - this is The Sierra Nevadas

Lake Tahoe is a lake in California and Nevada - we did the California west side. It was marwellous - the sea - the road - the heights - the small houses - and the huge ones - the bikes and all the people. And the weather - it was sunnuy - and between 80 - 95 Farenheit!

This is Washoe Lake - a bit south of Reno - The gambling city next to Las Vegas! We just drove throught the town - only stopping at Starbucks Coffee Company - Potterybarn - Sears - and filling the Ford Flex with some gasoline.

This is Nevada -

- and this!

After some 330 american miles we spent the night in this city - Winnemucca! Having a chicken dinner at KFC!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I'm so happy - everytime - you write a message! Take care and enjoy!

10 august 2009

San Francisco

July 10th of July - a Friday - we drove from Brookings in Oregon - The coastal Highway 101 - to San Francisco in California. To go down town San Francisco you have to drive The Golden Gate Bridge. And my brother did! Here's The Bridge - build during 1934-1937 - and 4200 feet long. We were lucky - we saw both towers in sunshine - in 1978 when I visited SF it was foggy on the south tower.

This is Van Ness Street / Avenue. One of the most beautiful streets in San Francisco - it's 16,1 kilometers from Golden Gate untill entering Bay Bridge.

This is Bay Bridge - and here's The Bay Bridges history! And my brother did them both - lucky you!

Tomorrow we're going to Folsom meeting my cousins - more later! Have fun - and enjoy!

Thank you for visiting - I just have to sort out the days before I scrap the pictures! And I took some.............

03 august 2009

Redwood Forrest in California

Before we came to Sacramento we had to drive through The Redwood Forrest. It was stunning - the trees were sooo tall - sooo big - and sooo green! We just had one hour to spend - so we found a trial that took only 5 minutes! Next time we have to stop at least a day. Try it!

As we drove south from Oregon State - at Highway 101 - it got foggy. It's thick, grey fog from the Pacific Ocean. It's pretty cool - don't you think!

My little babyboy - Nichlasen - called me today - he's comming home to his mother - ME! - after two years in Oslo - the capitol of Norway! He's going to attend a class at Jønsberg Videregående Skole. Hurra! But first he has to take his exam as an apprentice.

Have a great day tomorrow - enjoy life and thanks for visiting my blog! I'm looking foreward to start scrapping - but right now my August is a little bit back and forth!