Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Great Meals: Southbound Bagels

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips An earlier post related how I often ate a bagel for breakfast. Those were the bagels that motels buy from grocery stores. I have no idea how those grocery stories cook those thing they call bagels. They are round with a hole in the middle and are brown, so they do look […]

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Tags: Mississippi

Great Meals I didn’t Eat

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips One of the more common questions people asked me was, “while you were passing through such-and-such town, did you eat at such-and-such’s restaurant?” About 90% of the time, my answer was, “no.” I had a lot of great meals while taking a walk. Alas, there is only so much food a person […]

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Peanut Butter and Jam

December 29th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips The vast majority of motels in America today  have free breakfast. If you don’t believe me, just check the ads or look on the Internet. Some of the motels have real breakfast: see, for example, Holiday Inn Express. Most of the rest have bread, bread with sugar on it (in various guises), […]

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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

Great Meals: Fatz

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Dublin Virginia is a small town. It sits fairly close to Interstate 81. There are four or five motels there by the Interstate as well as fast food restaurants and the usual Golden Mile things. One of those restaurants is Fatz. Fatz is a chain, I guess a national chain but not […]

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Tags: Virginia

Great Meals: The Southland Restaurant

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Hills and turns. Up and down, back and forth. Such a road is great for driving a sports car, but terrible for walking – especially with a bicycle (see how I had to walk with a bicycle for three weeks ). It isn’t so much physically exhausting as it is mentally and […]

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Tags: Alabama

I Don’t Want to Eat

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips “There were days when I didn’t want to eat anything.” That is a good way to lose weight: walk 18 miles, ride a bike 18 miles, do it all in 85+ degrees heat, and don’t eat. Yes, you can lose weight that way – I don’t advise it, but it works. The […]

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Great Meals: The International House of Pancakes

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips I love to eat at unique, small-town restaurants. I have written of some those in this series of blog posts. After those, I ate at national fast food chains. McDonald’s, the most prevalent of all fast foot chains, was the the least frequented. I liked Hardee’s best because we don’t have Hardee’s […]

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Tags: Alabama

What did I Eat?

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips My wife is a dietitian. She once ran a school cafeteria and fed 700 kids a day. She pays attention to what we eat and always keeps us on a balanced diet. I like hamburgers and french fries. I have always liked hamburgers and french fries. And then there are hot dogs. […]

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Great Meals: Shoney’s in Laurel, Mississippi

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There are a lot of Shoney’s in the south. They have a menu and a buffet area. The buffet area has all the salad, vegetables, side dishes, and desert anyone could want. We went to Shoney’s for the vegetables (see other great meals at Ryan’s). I needed vegetables now and then. Shoney’s […]

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Tags: Mississippi