Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 60 – Stupid Hurts

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Some break in the weather today – no rain. We had the next worst thing – heavy fog in the morning. Everything becomes wet, but slowly and surely, not quickly and surprisingly. The temperature ranged from 75 in the fog to 85 and cloudy. The sun didn’t come out on us while […]

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Tags: Forrest County · Jones County · Mississippi

Day 39 – Half Way

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked by Ooltewah and through Chattanooga, Tennessee. Another fine day with temperatures from 45 to 75 degrees F. Sunny and calm. This airplane is posed nose down in front of a salvage yard in Ooltewah. Kind of neat. There isn’t much else to say about Ooltewah as Route 11 sort […]

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Tags: Bradley County · Hamilton County · Tennessee

Day 32 – A 20-Mile Day

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Jefferson City, New Market, and Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Note: Not all of the towns in Tennessee have two words in their names; it just seems that way. The weather again was chilly – 40 degrees F in the morning and 50 at quitting time. We did indeed cover […]

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Tags: Hamblen County · Jefferson County · Tennessee

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 28 – Add Water to the Wind and Noise

October 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Johnson City and Jonesborough, Tennessee. The temperature only ranged from 55 to 60 degrees F as mist and drizzle fell all day. Route 11E misses downtown Johnson City and any interesting things there. It starts at I-26 and does the usual Golden Mile things. Then there are some […]

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Tags: Sullivan County · Tennessee · Washington 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 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 7 – The Curse of the Golden Mile

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Toms Brook, Maurertown, Woodstock, and Edinburg, Virginia. We covered 16.5 miles (a new record). The weather was 55 degrees F in the morning and in the high 70s in the afternoon. Great weather. These are all “main street” towns in that Highway 11 becomes Main Street as it […]

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Tags: Shenandoah County · Virginia