Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Entries from November 2008

A Little Update

November 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips We paused our walk on November 4th with the birth of our grandson. That was almost a month ago. I miss the walking – a lot. I am trying to find a way to be back on the road. What is holding me is the mundane task of finding a job. I […]

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Singing to Cows

November 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I sing to cows while walking. Now and then I pull out my little iPod and listen to music. I tend to sing along sometimes. There is no one to listen but the cows in the pastures. This is one of the things that make this walking so much fun.

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Watched by Cows

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Most of this walk passes through rural areas. That is perhaps why I am enjoying it so much. As such, we walk by many grazing cows. The cows are quite entertaining. They are accustomed to all manner of motor vehicles. Tractor trailers, tractors, pickups, motorcycles (really loud motorcycles – are there any […]

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Forgetting How to Walk

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Sometimes when on the road it seems that my legs have forgotten how to walk. They move one at a time and propel me forward, but something isn’t right. Actually a lot of somethings are not right. Something hurts – a blister on the heel of this foot, a blister between the […]

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When Facing North, My Left Hand has My Wristwatch

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I suppose I should have written this post much earlier in the blog as it relates to what is where. We are walking U.S. Route 11 from North to South, at least that is way it is in theory. In reality, Route 11 goes from the northeast to the southwest. Often, we […]

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A Typical Day Walking

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another often-asked question is, “what is your day like?” A typical day, hour by hour wake 06:30 breakfast Do my Tech blog from the motel room (if the WiFi access is working) Bible reading 08:00 pack, load the car, checkout, drive to starting point 08:30 start walking 15:30 stop walking drive to […]

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Signs of Approaching Civilization

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips While walking, we generally know where the “towns” are along the way. We do have maps and Google maps and those things. Still, while on the road I wonder how far or close or whatever the next town might be. Another question in my mind is, “what is in the next town?” […]

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The Most Popular Business in America

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Okay, what is the most popular business in America? We have seen plenty of car and truck repair places on the road. Other frequent businesses are: gas stations yard sales flea markets tractor supply stores But what is the most popular national franchise business? The fast food places like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco […]

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Hunt Brothers Pizza

November 8th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I have mentioned Hunt Brothers Pizza a couple of times. This is a franchise that supplies a store with a small pizza oven and pizza-making supplies. We have seen many gas stations along Route 11 that serve Hunt Brothers Pizza. They have a sign in the window or on the building the […]

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Why Taking a Walk – One Reason

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips The third most asked question about this taking a walk is, Why are you doing this? One big answer comes on the afternoon of October 30th (just one example of many I could give). The sky is clear blue, the sun is shining brightly in its low-in-the-sky autumn position. I am walking […]

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