Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 60 – Stupid Hurts

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Some break in the weather today – no rain. We had the next worst thing – heavy fog in the morning. Everything becomes wet, but slowly and surely, not quickly and surprisingly. The temperature ranged from 75 in the fog to 85 and cloudy. The sun didn’t come out on us while […]

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Tags: Forrest County · Jones County · Mississippi

Day 58 – Turn-Offs to Nowhere

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips No rain today, that was nice. Heavy fog in the morning at 68 degrees and gray overcast skies at 80 degrees in the afternoon. I thought it would be cooler here by now. It is supposed to be in the mid-80s tomorrow. You get damp when walking in the fog. I walked […]

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Tags: Clarke County · Jasper County · Jones County · Mississippi

Signs of Approaching Civilization

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips While walking, we generally know where the “towns” are along the way. We do have maps and Google maps and those things. Still, while on the road I wonder how far or close or whatever the next town might be. Another question in my mind is, “what is in the next town?” […]

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The Most Popular Business in America

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Okay, what is the most popular business in America? We have seen plenty of car and truck repair places on the road. Other frequent businesses are: gas stations yard sales flea markets tractor supply stores But what is the most popular national franchise business? The fast food places like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco […]

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Hunt Brothers Pizza

November 8th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I have mentioned Hunt Brothers Pizza a couple of times. This is a franchise that supplies a store with a small pizza oven and pizza-making supplies. We have seen many gas stations along Route 11 that serve Hunt Brothers Pizza. They have a sign in the window or on the building the […]

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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 35 – Frost!

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Lenoir City and Loudon, Tennessee. We covered 18 miles for the second straight day. The skies were clear last night, and the temperatures plummeted to 30 degrees F. Thankfully, it wasn’t windy during the morning. It was windy in the afternoon, but the temperatures had climbed to almost […]

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Tags: Knox County · Loudon County · Tennessee

Day 34 – Knoxville

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Knoxville, Tennessee east to west or north to south if you follow Route 11. It was COLD today. The temperature was 40 degrees F in the morning with a steady 15 mile per hour wind. The lady at our motel told us they usually don’t have this type […]

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Tags: Knox County · Tennessee

Day 33 – Back to Plain Old 11

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

be Dwayne Phillips We entered Knoxville and made it to the point where Route 11E rejoined Route 11W to become plain old U.S. Route 11. Today was a short day of walking. After walking, we drove eight hours back to Reston, Virginia so I could go to the dentist tomorrow. The weather was a little […]

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Tags: Jefferson County · Knox County · Tennessee