Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 64 – Louisiana

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Another beautiful day for a walk in the countryside – 45 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon without a cloud in the sky. And I finally crossed into Louisiana. Not much farther to go. I walked through the towns of Carriere and Ozona as well as the city of Picayune […]

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Tags: Louisiana · Mississippi · Pearl River County · St Tammany Parish

Day 62 – The Wooded Corridor

October 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

be Dwayne Phillips Fall weather remained with us today. Ahh, I have been waiting four weeks for this weather. Sunny all day, 48 to 63 degrees, and cool north wind. Wonderful. I walked 20 miles today. That is a little farther than needed, but tomorrow is a day of rest, so I pushed it. I […]

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Tags: Lamar County · Mississippi · Pearl River County

Day 61 – 182 Swans

October 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Ah, Autumn. We went from mid-August to mid-November in 12 hours. Today, 55 to 65 degrees with high winds from the north – dry and cool. Wow, what a difference. I look forward to a few days of Fall weather. I walked 17 miles today. I walked through Petal and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. […]

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Tags: Forrest County · Lamar County · Mississippi

Day 59 – Rain and Pickup Trucks

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I walked 18 miles today. Yes, I am slowing as the week progresses. Perhaps I did too much on Monday and Tuesday (20 and 19.5 miles respectively). My excuse was the rain again this morning. I didn’t have the energy to trudge through miles in the rain. Instead, we sat around in […]

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Tags: Jones County · Mississippi

Day 43 – A Small Town

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked 16 miles. Still no rain on me – sunny all day today with temperatures from 75 to 89 degrees. It is muggy in the morning and hot in the afternoon. I try to finish my miles by 3PM to avoid the heat and any afternoon showers. The heat accumulates […]

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Tags: Alabama · DeKalb County

Day 38 – Saturday Suburban Errands

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Cleveland and McDonald, Tennessee. The temperatures ranged from 35 degrees F in the morning to 70 degrees in the afternoon. We walked a little over 18 miles. We started north of Cleveland and walked the first hour of the day in the fog. That is interesting. It is […]

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Tags: Bradley County · Tennessee

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 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 31 – Skywalking

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the little towns of Whitesburg and Russellville and the big town of Morristown, Tennessee. The weather was again fine – a chilly 40 degrees F in the morning but a good 65 degrees in the afternoon. The first site of the day was this barn with a “See […]

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Tags: Hamblen County · Tennessee

Day 25 – Historic Sites, Another Trail, and Rural Tanning

October 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we started 15 miles north of Abingdon, Virginia and ended in Abingdon. The weather was again sunny and into the 80s F. A fine day for walking. Most of the day we spent walking through rural areas. We walked near Glade Spring and Emory, Virginia. I write “near” because we were […]

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Tags: Virginia · Washington County