Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Flat Tires

January 10th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I used a bicycle for a good part of the walk (see here for details). Two times I had a flat tire on my bicycle. Let me start by writing that I am not a mechanic. I am not good at this; I have had little interest in it my entire life; […]

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Tags: Alabama · Tennessee

Sometimes It Wasn’t Much Fun

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips No, it wasn’t always fun. There were the times… Loud windy days on the four-lane road – This was mostly in Tennessee, but there was one afternoon in Alabama as well. People drive faster on a four-lane divided highway than they do on a two-lane road. Much of the wind experienced while […]

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Tags: Alabama · Virginia

Where Ya’ Go’in?

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was the middle of a hot day in Northern Alabama. On the opposite side of Route 11 was a lumber place. A few men were standing in a large open doorway. One of the men called out to me, “Where Ya Go’in?” I casually pointed in the direction I was walking […]

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Tags: Alabama

Great Meals: The Southland Restaurant

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Hills and turns. Up and down, back and forth. Such a road is great for driving a sports car, but terrible for walking – especially with a bicycle (see how I had to walk with a bicycle for three weeks ). It isn’t so much physically exhausting as it is mentally and […]

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Tags: Alabama

Great Meals: The International House of Pancakes

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips I love to eat at unique, small-town restaurants. I have written of some those in this series of blog posts. After those, I ate at national fast food chains. McDonald’s, the most prevalent of all fast foot chains, was the the least frequented. I liked Hardee’s best because we don’t have Hardee’s […]

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Tags: Alabama

Libraries

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I like libraries. In 1980, I hated libraries. I walked past half a dozen libraries in 1,100 miles. Four stay in my mind. I guess I never saw the library in Collinsville, Alabama. It hadn’t yet officially opened. It is in my mind as the town was having a “quilt walk” to […]

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Tags: Alabama · Virginia

Cold Days

December 12th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A golf course has plenty of open areas. These areas are supposed to be green, a beautiful lush green. This golf course was instead a glistening silver. Glorious. It was a glorious sight. There is a short period of time on a morning blessed with frost that the landscape glistens in the […]

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Tags: Alabama · Mississippi · Tennessee

Four-Lane Highways

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Walking all day is tiring. That isn’t so surprising. Simply standing on your feet, having your legs support your weight, these muscles only take so much. After enough hours, I am tired. There are other situations on the road that increase fatigue. Rain is one; cold is another, and another is the […]

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Tags: Alabama · Tennessee

Great Meals: Ryan’s in Meridian, Mississippi

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was a Friday. I had walked (and ridden the bicycle) 18 miles in the heat. It was 80 degrees at 6 AM and 95 at 3 PM when I stopped a few miles outside of Meridian, Mississippi. I had gone through the last few miles of Western Alabama and entered Mississippi. […]

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Tags: Alabama · Mississippi

Inexplicable Buildings

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was a hot, sunny day in Northern Alabama. I was walking along in the late morning, soaked as usual with perspiration caused by the heat and humidity. There was a little house to the left. I guess it had a bedroom or two with maybe 500 square feet of living area. […]

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Tags: Alabama · Virginia