Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Great Meals: Southbound Bagels

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips An earlier post related how I often ate a bagel for breakfast. Those were the bagels that motels buy from grocery stores. I have no idea how those grocery stories cook those thing they call bagels. They are round with a hole in the middle and are brown, so they do look […]

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Tags: Mississippi

Great Meals: Fatz

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Dublin Virginia is a small town. It sits fairly close to Interstate 81. There are four or five motels there by the Interstate as well as fast food restaurants and the usual Golden Mile things. One of those restaurants is Fatz. Fatz is a chain, I guess a national chain but not […]

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Tags: Virginia

Great Meals: The International House of Pancakes

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips I love to eat at unique, small-town restaurants. I have written of some those in this series of blog posts. After those, I ate at national fast food chains. McDonald’s, the most prevalent of all fast foot chains, was the the least frequented. I liked Hardee’s best because we don’t have Hardee’s […]

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Tags: Alabama

Great Meals: Shoney’s in Laurel, Mississippi

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There are a lot of Shoney’s in the south. They have a menu and a buffet area. The buffet area has all the salad, vegetables, side dishes, and desert anyone could want. We went to Shoney’s for the vegetables (see other great meals at Ryan’s). I needed vegetables now and then. Shoney’s […]

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Tags: Mississippi

Great Meals: Charlie’s Catfish House

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Right on Route 11, just north of where I-59 crosses Route 11 at interstate exit 90, is Charlie’s Catfish House. This is a little north of Ellisville, Mississippi (actually in the city limits, but you know how they stretch those city limits). The building is plain, sort of big for the area, […]

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Tags: Mississippi

Great Meals: Ryan’s in Meridian, Mississippi

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was a Friday. I had walked (and ridden the bicycle) 18 miles in the heat. It was 80 degrees at 6 AM and 95 at 3 PM when I stopped a few miles outside of Meridian, Mississippi. I had gone through the last few miles of Western Alabama and entered Mississippi. […]

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Tags: Alabama · Mississippi

Great Meals: El Peurto

December 1st, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips We were in Wytheville, Virginia (pronounced with-ville or as the young woman in the motel lobby said “wee-ith-vee-ill”).  Our motel was tucked in an odd corner of a street just off Route 11 and Interstate 81. Sort of around the corner next to a traffic light was this little Mexican Restaurant called […]

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Tags: Virginia

Great Meals: The Depot Diner

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I was just inside Georgia heading into Alabama. The name of the town was Rising Fawn, Georgia. A wonderful name. I had parked at a large church building and started walking my bicycle south through the town towards Alabama. On the far side of the road was what looked like a small […]

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Tags: Alabama · Georgia

Great Meals: The Jones County Junior College

November 29th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips As a subset of these stories, I will write a few short stories about great meals I had while taking a walk. It was a Sunday afternoon in Ellisville, Mississippi. I was visiting with my older brother, his wife, and daughter. After attending church services with them, we went for lunch at […]

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Tags: Mississippi

A Bakery

November 25th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was mid-morning and I was walking through Livingston, Alabama. It was the time of day  that if I sought a diner or cafe that I would drop in for coffee and something to eat like pie or cake. I didn’t see any such diners or cafes, but off to the right […]

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Tags: Alabama