Good news blogland. In an email from Google Removals, they state the following: "In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have completed processing your infringement notice. We are in the process of disabling access to the content in question..."
The site that was using my content and photos has been shut down. I will be monitoring the internet for other thieves of my text and photos.
You may want to do the same. Only through our diligence can we make a dent in people taking our work.
Travel Bug out.