Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Entries from November 2009

Great Meals: The Depot Diner

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I was just inside Georgia heading into Alabama. The name of the town was Rising Fawn, Georgia. A wonderful name. I had parked at a large church building and started walking my bicycle south through the town towards Alabama. On the far side of the road was what looked like a small […]

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Tags: Alabama · Georgia

Great Meals: The Jones County Junior College

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips As a subset of these stories, I will write a few short stories about great meals I had while taking a walk. It was a Sunday afternoon in Ellisville, Mississippi. I was visiting with my older brother, his wife, and daughter. After attending church services with them, we went for lunch at […]

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Tags: Mississippi

Cooler in the Parking Lot

November 28th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I was walking though Trussville, Alabama – a northern suburb of Birmingham. It was a weekday afternoon, sunny, hot, and lots of vehicles on the road. Oh, if there were only a sidewalk. Well, there wasn’t a sidewalk. I was pushing my bicycle while walking on the edge of the road. It […]

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Tags: Alabama

Living on the Road

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips TDY (government acronym for temporary duty). It was 1980, I was 21 and just out of college. I went TDY for 78 days. That was 78 days and nights living in housing supplied by the government. Maybe three for four nights in motels, the rest in strange places on military bases and […]

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A Bakery

November 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was mid-morning and I was walking through Livingston, Alabama. It was the time of day¬† that if I sought a diner or cafe that I would drop in for coffee and something to eat like pie or cake. I didn’t see any such diners or cafes, but off to the right […]

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Tags: Alabama

Living in the Central Time Zone

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips For all but a day or two, the walking in 2009 was done in the Central Time Zone. I had a tough time switching from Eastern time to Central time (see this post). Once switched, however, I loved the Central Time zone. Television programs that start at 8 PM Eastern time start […]

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The iPhone

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillip I got an iPhone shortly after ending the walking in November of 2008. I have the 3G model. Lots of Internet access and such, camera, but no compass and the goodies that come in the model of 2009 (the 3GS). I had this iPhone the entire time walking in 2009. It was […]

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Music in the Afternoon

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I enjoyed taking a walk for 1,100 miles or so. When asked about doing it again or doing another route, I reply that I would do it given finances and such. It was fun. There were tough times in the walk. There were periods where the weather was either too wet, too […]

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Google Video Chat

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Our walking in the fall of 2008 ended on November 4th as we happily drove home to see our grandson on the day he was born. This year, I was spurred on to a quicker pace in order to be back in Reston, Virginia for his first birthday. One of the tougher […]

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The Marching Bands

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was a rainy Saturday in Meridian, Mississippi. I had been out on the road a few hours in the morning only to be chased in by heavy rain. Then I went out again just after noon only to be chased again by rain. I gave up on walking for the day. […]

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Tags: Mississippi