Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Entries from October 2009

The Tilley Hat

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There are a lot of name-brand pieces of apparel out there that people recommend for walking and other activities. Most of them are over-rated. Here is one that is not – the Tilley Hat. I bought one of these on suggestion of a friend. The money was more than worth it. I […]

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A Quarter Mile

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Walking a thousand miles down a U.S. highway is a fairly unique endeavor. You learn to do some unique things very well. In other words, you become very good at things that no one else values. One such thing area of expertise that I acquired was judging a quarter mile. I can […]

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The Most Awards, Part 1

October 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Perhaps this is the first installment of several on this topic. We shall see: Most horns honking at me: Alabama Most people per day stopping and asking me if I wanted a ride: Mississippi Most southern accent: Alabama Most non-American sounding accent: South Louisiana Most buildings built in the 1700s: Virginia Most […]

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Day 65 – The Terminus

October 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I reached the southern terminus of U.S. Route 11. Today’s was a 17-mile walk. The weather was fine again, a little warm, with 65 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon and few clouds in the sky. I walked through Slidell and Irish Bayou, Louisiana as well as the Bayou Sauvage […]

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Tags: Louisiana · Orleans Parish · St Tammany Parish

Day 64 – Louisiana

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another beautiful day for a walk in the countryside – 45 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon without a cloud in the sky. And I finally crossed into Louisiana. Not much farther to go. I walked through the towns of Carriere and Ozona as well as the city of Picayune […]

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Tags: Louisiana · Mississippi · Pearl River County · St Tammany Parish

Day 63 – Backyard Helicopters and Such

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips This was a day made for a walk in the country. It was 40 degrees in the morning and 70 in the afternoon with clear skies and no wind all day. I walked 17 miles today. Wonderful. I walked through the towns of Poplarville, Derby, and McNeill, Mississippi. Poplarville is a big […]

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Day 62 – The Wooded Corridor

October 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

be Dwayne Phillips Fall weather remained with us today. Ahh, I have been waiting four weeks for this weather. Sunny all day, 48 to 63 degrees, and cool north wind. Wonderful. I walked 20 miles today. That is a little farther than needed, but tomorrow is a day of rest, so I pushed it. I […]

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Tags: Lamar County · Mississippi · Pearl River County

Day 61 – 182 Swans

October 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Ah, Autumn. We went from mid-August to mid-November in 12 hours. Today, 55 to 65 degrees with high winds from the north – dry and cool. Wow, what a difference. I look forward to a few days of Fall weather. I walked 17 miles today. I walked through Petal and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. […]

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Tags: Forrest County · Lamar County · Mississippi

Day 60 – Stupid Hurts

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Some break in the weather today – no rain. We had the next worst thing – heavy fog in the morning. Everything becomes wet, but slowly and surely, not quickly and surprisingly. The temperature ranged from 75 in the fog to 85 and cloudy. The sun didn’t come out on us while […]

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Tags: Forrest County · Jones County · Mississippi

Day 59 – Rain and Pickup Trucks

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked 18 miles today. Yes, I am slowing as the week progresses. Perhaps I did too much on Monday and Tuesday (20 and 19.5 miles respectively). My excuse was the rain again this morning. I didn’t have the energy to trudge through miles in the rain. Instead, we sat around in […]

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Tags: Jones County · Mississippi