Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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The Evening Checklist

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips While looking at different things I used while taking a walk, I found a little file on the desktop of my computer called “Checklist.txt.” I created this early in the walk and used it often to help myself remember to do things each evening. I was, after all, a bit tired each […]

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But How did You…Logistics Part Zero

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips My wife Karen accompanied me for the first half of the walk – Reston, Virginia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. She drove our car and walked much of the way as well. The basic scheme was: Karen drops me at Point A Karen drives the car to Point B and parks it there I […]

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Tags: Tennessee · Virginia

Flat Tires

January 10th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I used a bicycle for a good part of the walk (see here for details). Two times I had a flat tire on my bicycle. Let me start by writing that I am not a mechanic. I am not good at this; I have had little interest in it my entire life; […]

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Tags: Alabama · Tennessee

But Where Do You…Some More Logistics

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A common question concerned where I slept every night. No, I didn’t sleep in the woods. No, I didn’t carry a tent. No, I wasn’t walking on the Appalachian Trail (you might be surprised how many people asked me if I was on Route 11 on the Appalachian Trail). I slept in […]

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But How Do You…Logistics Part 2

October 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I am happy to report that I have a new logistics routine. My older brother has joined me as a support driver. He drives me to the start point of the day, meets me for lunch, and picks me up at the end of the walking for the day. No more backtracking […]

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But How Do You…Logistics

October 5th, 2009 · 6 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips The first question people ask me when I tell them that I am walking from here to there is, “but how do you do that? Do you sleep on the side of the road? Do you …” Here is the method I have used for the past two weeks (Chattanooga to Tuscaloosa). […]

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