Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 48 – Downtown

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked through Birmingham, Alabama today. The weather was great again – 55 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon with clear skies. Rain is forecast for tomorrow, so we shall see. I don’t have a good guess about how far I walked today. In a major city like Birmingham, I […]

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Tags: Alabama · Jefferson County

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 34 – Knoxville

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Knoxville, Tennessee east to west or north to south if you follow Route 11. It was COLD today. The temperature was 40 degrees F in the morning with a steady 15 mile per hour wind. The lady at our motel told us they usually don’t have this type […]

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Tags: Knox County · Tennessee

Day 31 – Skywalking

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the little towns of Whitesburg and Russellville and the big town of Morristown, Tennessee. The weather was again fine – a chilly 40 degrees F in the morning but a good 65 degrees in the afternoon. The first site of the day was this barn with a “See […]

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Tags: Hamblen County · Tennessee

Day 30 – Back to the Country

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from Greeneville to Bulls Gap, Tennessee. We covered 18 miles. A cloudless day, the temperature ranged from a chilly 40 degrees F to a perfect 70 degrees F. Route 11E is a four-lane divided highway for 15 of our 18 miles walked today. This is like walking on the […]

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Tags: Greene County · Hawkins County · Tennessee

Day 25 – Historic Sites, Another Trail, and Rural Tanning

October 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we started 15 miles north of Abingdon, Virginia and ended in Abingdon. The weather was again sunny and into the 80s F. A fine day for walking. Most of the day we spent walking through rural areas. We walked near Glade Spring and Emory, Virginia. I write “near” because we were […]

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Tags: Virginia · Washington County

Day 24 – A Visit from Friends and 50-cent Coffee

October 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Seven Mile Ford and Chilhowie, Virginia. We covered 12 miles. The weather was clear, sunny, and reached 85 degress F. Seven Mile Ford is a wide spot in the road. It was pretty big for this type of town with businesses and several dozen brick homes. I stopped […]

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Tags: Smyth County · Virginia

Day 23 – Churches and Memorials

October 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Atkins and Marion, Virginia. The weather was lousy again this morning. It is cool and wet so you wear a rain jacket, but it is also warm enough that you perspire heavily under the jacket. Ick. We covered 12 miles. Atkins is a wide place in the road, […]

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Tags: Smyth County · Virginia

Day 15 – A Swinging Bridge, a Tee Pee, and a Mysterious Sign

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from south of Natural Bridge through Buchanan, Virginia. The walk was 95% countryside with only one town. The weather started at 55 degrees F and quite foggy and ended at sunny and 80 degrees. Once again the predicted rain did not occur. If you are a farmer desiring rain, […]

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Tags: Botetourt County · Rockbridge County · Virginia

Day 14 – American History and Roadside Americana

September 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Lexington, Fancy Hill, and Natural Bridge, Virginia. The weather returned to normal conditions: 65 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon with clear skies. We walked another 15 miles. Lexington was founded in 1778. This is a great small city to visit. It has two historical universities […]

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Tags: Rockbridge County · Virginia