Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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But How did You…Logistics Part Zero

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips My wife Karen accompanied me for the first half of the walk – Reston, Virginia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. She drove our car and walked much of the way as well. The basic scheme was: Karen drops me at Point A Karen drives the car to Point B and parks it there I […]

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Tags: Tennessee · Virginia

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

Saturday Traffic

December 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked six days a week for much of the time. Monday through Friday had one set of traffic and activity. Saturday was different – vastly different. Since Saturday comes every week, you would think that I would know that a day was Saturday and be prepared for it. Wrong – Saturday […]

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Tags: Tennessee

Moon Pies

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I like Moon Pies. For the uninitiated, and I am surprised that to this day there are some who are uninitiated in the culinary arts of southern marshmallow snacks, a Moon Pie has some marshmallow cream on the inside, a couple of sheets of sweet cracker, and the whole thing is coated […]

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Tags: Tennessee

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

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

Day 40 – Georgia

September 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked out of the southern end of Chattanooga, TN and through Wildwood, Morganville, New England, and Trenton, GA – 14 miles. The big news of the day is that I did not get wet by rain (lots of perspiration though). These area has been deluged the past week, but none […]

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Tags: Dade County · Georgia · Hamilton County · Tennessee

River City Bicycles

September 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

An endorsement for River City Bicycles in Chattanooga, TN. They saved my day this morning. My bicycle had two flats. They fixed me up very quickly and had me on my way. Many thanks.

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Tags: Hamilton County · Tennessee

Day 39 – Half Way

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked by Ooltewah and through Chattanooga, Tennessee. Another fine day with temperatures from 45 to 75 degrees F. Sunny and calm. This airplane is posed nose down in front of a salvage yard in Ooltewah. Kind of neat. There isn’t much else to say about Ooltewah as Route 11 sort […]

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Tags: Bradley County · Hamilton County · Tennessee