Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Entries from September 2009

Day 47 – A Drive In and Hopping Parking Lots

September 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Good weather continued today. Bad traffic darkened it and cut my miles to 15. I started walking at the south end of Springville, walked through Argo and Trussville, and entered Birmingham. The day started at 50 degrees with clear skies (it ended in the high 70s). I began at the edge of […]

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Tags: Alabama · Jefferson County · St Clair County

Day 46 – A Change in the Weather

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another 18-mile day today. I walked through Springville, Alabama. I think I walked through the communities of Whitney and Pleasant Hill given the names on buildings, but I am not sure those places exist. The weather was one of the big items of the day. The weather changed – at 7AM it […]

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Tags: Alabama · St Clair County

Day 45 – The Other Side of the Interstate

September 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked through Reece City, Attalla, and Steele, Alabama. I covered 18 miles – a new high for this year’s effort. The weather was better, but not as fine as I hoped. It was 70 and cloudy in the morning and 82 and sunny in the afternoon. The air was drier […]

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Tags: Alabama · Etowah County · St Clair County

Day 44 – Stone and Rain

September 27th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Yesterday (see note below) I walked 13 miles. I walked through Keener, Alabama. Keener is not even a wide spot in the road as the road stays a narrow two lanes wide. It is a dot on the map and even has a little green highway sign announcing its presence. I didn’t […]

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Tags: Alabama · DeKalb County · Etowah County

In Praise of the Humble Bandanna

September 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips An essential piece of equipment for walking is the bandanna (can be spelled either bandana or bandanna). I prefer the dark blue classic look. The only other acceptable color is red. Everything else is, well something else. Among the uses for the bandanna while walking: Wrap around your digital camera so it […]

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Day 43 – A Small Town

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked 16 miles. Still no rain on me – sunny all day today with temperatures from 75 to 89 degrees. It is muggy in the morning and hot in the afternoon. I try to finish my miles by 3PM to avoid the heat and any afternoon showers. The heat accumulates […]

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Tags: Alabama · DeKalb County

Peach Nehi

September 24th, 2009 · 8 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I stopped into a roadside gas station and food mart today. I saw an RC Cola, and that meant one thing: I was in one of the finer establishments in the country. A little more looking and there it was – Peach Nehi. You see, Peach Nehi is the best soft drink […]

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Day 42 – Cemetery to Statues

September 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked through Hammondville and Fort Payne, Alabama. I covered 16 miles. Weather: 75 and cloudy in the morning to 89 and sunny in the afternoon. The day started cloudy and a little drier than the past couple of days. I took a detour to avoid some dogs (more about dogs below). […]

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Tags: Alabama · DeKalb County

Day 41 – Alabama

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked through Rising Fawn, Georgia – great name for a little town. Once again, no rain. The temperature started at 75 and ended at 85 with clouds in the morning and afternoon and sun most of the day. Again, the humidity was about 300%. I covered 15 miles today. I […]

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Tags: Alabama · Dade County · DeKalb County · Georgia

On the Edge of a Time Zone

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips That sounds like a good sci fi title, but this is reality. Georgia, all of it, is in the eastern time zone. I am in the far, far northwest corner of Georgia (Trenton, GA). The sun comes up here at 7:15AM. In all time zones at this time of year the sun […]

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Tags: Georgia · Tennessee