Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Chased by a Bloodhound

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips This is the first of my stories from taking a walk. I was barked at by countless dogs on the walk. I was chased by a few hundred of these dogs. Dogs are territorial animals. They bark and chase if you enter their territory. It was easy to tell the territories of […]

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Tags: Alabama

Day 53 – Rain, Sunshine, Cows, and Catfish

October 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I awoke to the sound of thunderstorms (seems like a good title for a book or something). They were moving through the area. This delayed the start of walking today and also caused me to break the walk for an hour in mid-morning. The temperature was 65 degrees with the threatening skies […]

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Tags: Alabama · Greene County · Sumter 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

Singing to Cows

November 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I sing to cows while walking. Now and then I pull out my little iPod and listen to music. I tend to sing along sometimes. There is no one to listen but the cows in the pastures. This is one of the things that make this walking so much fun.

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Watched by Cows

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Most of this walk passes through rural areas. That is perhaps why I am enjoying it so much. As such, we walk by many grazing cows. The cows are quite entertaining. They are accustomed to all manner of motor vehicles. Tractor trailers, tractors, pickups, motorcycles (really loud motorcycles – are there any […]

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Day 38 – Saturday Suburban Errands

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Cleveland and McDonald, Tennessee. The temperatures ranged from 35 degrees F in the morning to 70 degrees in the afternoon. We walked a little over 18 miles. We started north of Cleveland and walked the first hour of the day in the fog. That is interesting. It is […]

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Tags: Bradley County · Tennessee

Day 22 – A Big Pencil, a Big Bird, and a Big Screen

October 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Wytheville and near Rural Retreat, Virginia. The weather was lousy most of the day. Really warm, foggy, and sticky in the morning. The afternoon threatened rain. We covered about 15 miles again. The big pencil – this is in front of an office supply store on Main Street […]

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Tags: Smyth County · Virginia · Wythe County

Day 18 – The Hidden Valley

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the towns of Elliston and Shawsville and stopped on the outskirts of Christiansburg, Virginia. We walked about 12 miles. The day started at 45 degrees F and ended around 70 degress. The skies were clear with mild winds. The day started at the border of Montgomery and Roanoke […]

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Tags: Montgomery County · Virginia

Day 9 – Feathers on the Side of the Road

September 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today was overcast and cool – 53 to 66 degrees F. Perfect for walking. We covered 14 miles of mostly rural and then all city. We went through the wide places in the road of Mauzy, Lacey Spring (not springs), and Melrose before walking through Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mauzy has a general store […]

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Tags: Rockingham County · Virginia

Day 8 – A Statue of a Turkey

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Mt Jackson and New Market, Virginia. We covered 15 miles. The weather was in the mid-50s in the morning and the mid-80s in the afternoon. Still quite pleasant. Most of the day was out in rural areas. Highway 11 is by no means desolate. We are always in […]

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Tags: Rockingham County · Shenandoah County · Virginia