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TREE SPECIFICATIONS:  Height = 105.5 meters; Diameter = 3.9 meters; Circumference = 12.2 meters; Height to lower limb = 58 meters.

Einar and Rotraud Slogvik

came to California only to be greeted with headlines like:

"Record Heat Bakes Northern California!" >>
(reports of 116-118+ degrees F (47+C) in nearby Redding area)

<< It was a little cooler in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

.  .  .

We had visited the Slogviks in Norway twice & they showed us a great time.   Now it was time to try to show them around part of our country.

July 9 to 30, 2002

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But they did survive and enjoyed their visit (but not the July heat).  

Heat beating solutions at our home include sitting down by the Mad River!

Slogvik photo album index

In addition to river sitting and other Mad River "cultural experiences," we toured with the Slogviks to many places in northern California, Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho.

We & the Slogviks took many photos (most of them digital) during these 3 weeks. We present just some of them here to show the highlights of their visit & our touring.


PHOTO ALBUM #1 arriving SFO, Napa area; Real Goods; Buddhist lunch; Coastal Redwoods; Eureka; Ferndale; Mad River; Buck Mountain. July 9-15
PHOTO ALBUM #2 birthday kransekake; Eureka Eagle House; Language Class; Trinidad; Fern Canyon; Trees of Mystery; Chieftains concert (southern Oregon). July 16-18
PHOTO ALBUM #3 Clarkston, Washington; Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Hope & Schweitzer, Idaho; Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park; Maryhill Stonehenge Memorial; Washington peaches. July 19-22
PHOTO ALBUM #4 Oregon Coast - from Tillamook south to Coos Bay. July 23
PHOTO ALBUM #5 Oregon Coast - from Coos Bay west to Sunset Bay State Park & Shore Acres Botanical Gardens; southern Oregon coast including Bandon; Trees of Mystery. July 24
SLOOPER PICNIC Descendants of Slooper Jacob Slogvik gather at the Woodson Bridge Park on the Sacramento River near Corning, California, to meet Rotraud & Einar. (3 albums) July 27
PHOTO ALBUM #6 Sierra Nevada Mountain Gold Country - Nevada City & Grass Valley, California July 28
PHOTO ALBUM #7 Sutter's Fort, Sacramento; San Francisco City Tour, part 1 (Red's Java House, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39) July 29
PHOTO ALBUM #8 San Francisco City Tour, part 2 (Norwegian Seaman's Club, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge); dinner at Tiburon across the Bay. July 29
PHOTO ALBUM #9 San Francisco - Cable Car ride; Chinatown - Wok Wiz Tour. July 30
BONUS ALBUM Slide show of photos taken by son Patrick as he guides the Slogviks around San Francisco and joins them on the Wok Wiz tour of Chinatown (no captions).
Einar's Album Einar Slogvik's photo album of pictures of their farm & life in southwestern Norway + 3 maps.


Presented below are 

just a few of the interesting photos sent by Rotraud and Einar Slogvik

since we visited them in Norway in December of 2001.

Views from the Slogvik Farm, Tysvær kommune, 

Rogaland fylke, southwestern Norway

Spring comes, life goes on and farm work never ends,

but on July 9th they left their farm and other work 

and landed at San Francisco International

for a 3 week visit with the California Wheeler family.  

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