Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 47 – A Drive In and Hopping Parking Lots

September 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Good weather continued today. Bad traffic darkened it and cut my miles to 15. I started walking at the south end of Springville, walked through Argo and Trussville, and entered Birmingham. The day started at 50 degrees with clear skies (it ended in the high 70s). I began at the edge of […]

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Tags: Alabama · Jefferson County · St Clair County

Day 27 – A Windy, Noisy Day

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from the southern edge of Bristol through Piney Flats and into Johnson City, Tennessee. We walked 17 miles. The skies were overcast all day. It was windy, and the temperatures ranged from 60 to 75 degrees F. There were two interesting objects near Bristol. First is this Drive-In Movie […]

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Tags: Sullivan County · Tennessee

Day 26 – Tennessee! and Some Roadside Attractions

October 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee. Again the weather was sunny and reached the mid-80s F. It seems that we have set record highs for temperature the last three days. It has been low humidity and comfortable. It now appears that we will dodge the […]

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Tags: Sullivan County · Tennessee · Virginia · Washington County

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 13 – History in a Rural Walk (plus a drive-in)

September 26th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the village of Fairfield, Virginia (that’s what their sign read – “village”). That was the only town or village or anything we transited). We covered about 13 miles. Rain was forecast, but except for some drizzle in the morning, we were dry. The three miles north of Fairfield […]

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Tags: Rockbridge County · Virginia

Day 6 – A Drive-In Theater

September 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips We walked through Stephens City, Middletown, and Strasburg, Virginia. This was another 15-mile day with fine weather – mostly cloudy with the temperature starting at 63 degrees and ending at 75 degrees F. Stephens City ends the clutter of Winchester. Once out of Stephens, you are in rural Virginia. I liked that. […]

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Tags: Frederick County · Shenandoah County · Virginia · Warren County