Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 54 – A University and a Parallel

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another 18 miles walked today. The temperature was 68 degrees in the morning with a low cloud cover. We ended with 88 degrees and mostly sunny. I am glad that I was able to start at 7AM and end before 3PM. After 3PM the heat coming off the pavement is much worse […]

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Tags: Alabama · Sumter County

Day 51 – Out of Town

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked 18 miles on an overcast and cool day. I left Tuscaloosa and walked through the towns of Fosters and Ralph, Alabama. It was 62 degrees and misty in the morning and 68 in the afternoon. The overcast skies made it perfect for walking – light sunburn risk. The gray […]

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Tags: Alabama · Greene County · Tuscaloosa 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

Did You See…?

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips This is the second most asked question. Did you see such-and-such thing when you were near such-and-such city? The answer is usually, “no.” The reason is simple, We are walking on U.S. Route 11. If it isn’t on this road, we won’t see it. In some ways, this is narrow minded. This […]

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Day 29 – Heads it’s Hot, Tails it’s Cold

October 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked the 15 miles that brought us into Greeneville, Tennessee. It was a chilly 45 degrees F this morning and later in the day, well I am not sure about the temperature later in the day. It changed drastically minute by minute. Route 11E in this part of Tennessee bypasses […]

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Tags: Greene County · Tennessee · Washington County

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 19 – The Pink Pig Van and Other Signs of Academia

October 7th, 2008 · 6 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Christiansburg, Radford, and Fairlawn, Virginia. We covered 14 miles – pretty good considering we drove four hours before we started walking. The weather was fine again – 60 degrees F to 75 degrees F and the winds were calm. We started at the I-81 exit for Christiansburg. First […]

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Tags: Montgomery County · Pulaski County · Virginia

Day 17 – A River, a Tree, and a Rope

October 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips We drove through Roanoke and then walked through Salem, Virginia. This was a cool day (55 to 65 degrees F). It was also quite windy – 20 MPH winds. We drove through Roanoke. Still we were lost several times and had to back track to find how Route 11 goes through the […]

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Tags: Montgomery County · Roanoke 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