Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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I will be Walking Again

September 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I just received approval for a Leave of Absence from my job. I will be walking again. The plan is to start on Tuesday September 22nd. This is great news.

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Doing Some Upkeep to this Blog

June 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips If you are using the RSS feed to this blog or something that points you to it when something changes, you have noticed something: Lots of changes to the blog entries. I belong to a small writers group. This week I was challenged to do something related to writing that I had […]

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A Little Update

November 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips We paused our walk on November 4th with the birth of our grandson. That was almost a month ago. I miss the walking – a lot. I am trying to find a way to be back on the road. What is holding me is the mundane task of finding a job. I […]

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Day 13 – History in a Rural Walk (plus a drive-in)

September 26th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the village of Fairfield, Virginia (that’s what their sign read – “village”). That was the only town or village or anything we transited). We covered about 13 miles. Rain was forecast, but except for some drizzle in the morning, we were dry. The three miles north of Fairfield […]

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Tags: Rockbridge County · Virginia

Hold Everything – Visit the Dentist

September 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips While chewing some raisins Saturday morning, a tooth fell out of my mouth. What? Yes, a tooth fell out of my mouth. A crowned tooth broke from its meager roots and fell out. I was fortunate to find a dentist in Reston, Virginia. She had bad news and good news. The bad […]

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Day Four – September 1, 2008

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Karen and I walked from Purcellville to Berryville, Virginia. Purcellville is in Loudon County while Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County. This is 15 miles and took six hours of walking. Here is a photo of the Clarke County Courthouse in Berryville. This walk was all done on Route 7. […]

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Day Three – August 9, 2008

September 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Now at least I am in the right calendar year. On this Saturday, I walked from Leesburg to Purcellville, Virginia. This was ten miles on the W&OD trail. I walked alone and completed this in 3 1/2 hours. That is a speed of three miles per hour, so I probably walked too […]

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Tags: Loudon County · Virginia

Day Two – November 12, 2007

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips This day was farther back on the calendar than I remember. Karen walked with me and we traversed the W&OD trail (this links to the Friends of the W&OD and this links to the Wikipedia article on it) from Virginia Route 28 into the town of Leesburg, Virginia. This took us out […]

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Tags: Fairfax County · Loudon County · Virginia

Day 001 – September 8, 2007

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips First surprise – it doesn’t seem like almost a year ago that I did my first steps on this walk, but my records show that to be the case. I walked four days widely separated by the calendar as kind of a warm up. This wasn’t so much a physical warm-up, but […]

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About Taking A Walk

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I want to walk down U.S. Highway 11 from Northern Virginia to Louisiana. I’ve had this desire for several years now. This all started in 1980 when I graduated college and moved from Southeast Louisiana to the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. With breaks for graduate school and living outside the […]

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