USA, Nov 4 - 24, 2008
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Daily activities Nov,  2008

  1. Tuesday
    Arriving in USA

  2. Wednesday
    Day off in Memphis

  3. Thursday
    Sun studio & Graceland

  4. Friday
    Nashville Wild Horse

  5. Saturday
    Nashville second day

  6. Sunday
    New Orleans

  7. Monday Carnival Fantasy
  8. Tuesday
    At seae

  9. Wednesday
    Progreso Mexico

  10. Thursday
    Cozumel Mexico

  11. Friday
    At sea

  12. Saturday
    New Orleans

  13. Sunday

  14. Monday
    Bjørg in Haddon

  15. Tuesday
    Lionel in DC

  16. Wednesday
    Lionel in DC

  17. Thursday
    Washington DC

  18. Friday
    Washington DC

  19. Saturday
    Back to Tor

  20. Sunday
    Leaving USA

  21. Monday
    Back in Norway

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Summing it all up.

Roy Tore, Martin's (to the left) room mate on this trip. A very friendly and jolly chap from the Middle of Norway.

Martin T. (to the right) had pleasant and fascination trip to the USA during  the period above. Mainly dancing swing and rock'n roll.

The weather in Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans, our stop over points in the USA.

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There is a detailed itinerary  in Norwegian. Below is an abbreviated version in English.:

  1. Tuesday Nov 4th, scheduled to land in Memphis at 1752 hours. This was also the election day.
    1. Booked in at
      WINGATE BY WYNDHAM *** Hotel
      2270 N. Germantown Parkway, Memphis TN
      Tel. (901) 386-1110
    2. Spent most of the night watching the election on telly.
  2. Wednesday Nov 5th, was the day off and Martin visited
  3. Thursday Nov 6th, visit to
    1. Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock'n roll where Elvis recorded his first record, 18 year old.
    2. Graceland, the Elvis mansion.
    3. Beale Street – the main street of Blues.
      ”The seven wonders of the world I have seen, and many are the places I have been. Take my advice, folks, and see Beale Street first.” – W.C. Handy

  4. Friday Nov 7th, off to Nashville in bus. Approximately 4 hours drive.
    1. Checking in at Holiday Inn Select Opryland ***
      2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN,
      Tel. (615) 883-9770
    2. Wild Horse Saloon – The Mecca of country music.

  5. Saturday Nov 8th, still in Nashville
    1. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    2. Opry Mills, a real American shopping center

    3. Grand Ole Opry an American Radio institution, broadcasting since 25th October, 1925.

  6. Sunday Nov 9th, off to New Orleans, 9 hours drive. See route to the left.

    1. Planned arrival to
      2610 Williams Blvd, Kenner LA
      Tel. (504) 466-1401

    2. At 2000 hours, off to the French quartier.

  7. Monday Nov 10th, we are boarding Carnival Fantasy. Picture below and the route to the left. For details, see the page for Nov 10th, Carnival Fantasy.

The route of Carnival Fantasy.



  1. Saturday Nov 15th, we returned from the sea
    1. Checked in at
      330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA
      Tel. (504) 581-1600

    2. French Quarter –

  2. Sunday Nov 16th, Martin landed in Newark and stayed over till the next day. He stayed at Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport at Newark, a lovely hotel with top service from a helpful bellboy.

  3. Monday Nov 17th, Martin visited Bjørg at Haddon  twp. in NJ.

  4. Tuesday Nov 18th to 22nd, Martin visited Lionel  in Washington DC.

  5. Saturday Nov 22nd, Martin was back to Tor at Princeton.

  6. Sunday Nov 23rd, Martin returned to Norway.



Arrived at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen at 0835 hours. Scheduled departure time was 1105 and we actual took off at 1125hours. Arrival time at Newark, NJ, USA is 1400 hours local time. Then two hours to Memphis. The flight time was some 9 hours after changing planes at Newark..

To the left, one of the most successful taxfrees in Europe, the Norwegian at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

To the right, the fog was heavy as we took off from Oslo.

The sunlight belt half way over the Atlantic.  

Later this day, Tuesday Nov 4th, at 1530, we were due to land in Memphis and checked in at WINGATE BY WYNDHAM *** Hotel. Originally, we were to check in at Heartbreak Hotel for sentimental reasons. And it's election day in the USA so most of us watched the election on TV.

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 Last updated on November 25, 2008 at 09:29 hours. Norwegian time.