Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 55 – Mississippi

October 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips It was hot today folks. 80 degrees at 6AM and 95 in the afternoon. During today’s walk, I drank four 20-ounce bottles of water, one 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade, one 20-ounce Welch’s Grape Soda (the number 2 best soft drink in the world), one 12-ounce Coke, and one cup of coffee. I […]

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Tags: Alabama · Lauderdale County · Mississippi · Sumter County

Day 42 – Cemetery to Statues

September 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked through Hammondville and Fort Payne, Alabama. I covered 16 miles. Weather: 75 and cloudy in the morning to 89 and sunny in the afternoon. The day started cloudy and a little drier than the past couple of days. I took a detour to avoid some dogs (more about dogs below). […]

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Tags: Alabama · DeKalb County

Day 37 – Halloween

October 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It seems strange to be away from home on Halloween, let alone doing what we are doing. No one will come to our motel door and ask for candy.  Anyways, we walked through Athens, Riceville, Calhoun, and Charleston, Tennessee. We covered 18 miles in good weather. A little chilly at 35 degrees […]

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Tags: Bradley County · McMinn County · Tennessee

Day 36 – Frost, Dust, an Oasis, and Everything in Between

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today was a full day – 20 miles with many attractions and events. We walked through Philadelphia, Sweetwater, and Niota, Tennessee. This may be a long post. It was 32 degrees F this morning with frost. The weather warmed quickly, we stripped off all our extra layers, and it ended at near […]

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Tags: Loudon County · McMinn County · Monroe 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 23 – Churches and Memorials

October 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Atkins and Marion, Virginia. The weather was lousy again this morning. It is cool and wet so you wear a rain jacket, but it is also warm enough that you perspire heavily under the jacket. Ick. We covered 12 miles. Atkins is a wide place in the road, […]

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Tags: Smyth County · Virginia

Day 21 – A Double Wrong-Way Concurrency

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from where we left off yesterday (about five miles south of Pulaski) to the outskirts of Wytheville. We sort of passed through Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Cloudy all day with drizzle all afternoon. No heavy rain though. All the walking was rural. Most of the time Interstate 81 was 50 […]

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Tags: Pulaski County · Virginia · Wythe County