Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Cold Days

December 12th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A golf course has plenty of open areas. These areas are supposed to be green, a beautiful lush green. This golf course was instead a glistening silver. Glorious. It was a glorious sight. There is a short period of time on a morning blessed with frost that the landscape glistens in the […]

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Tags: Alabama · Mississippi · Tennessee

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

The Marching Bands

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It was a rainy Saturday in Meridian, Mississippi. I had been out on the road a few hours in the morning only to be chased in by heavy rain. Then I went out again just after noon only to be chased again by rain. I gave up on walking for the day. […]

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Tags: Mississippi

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 57 – Columbus Day in the Rain

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today was a holiday, so the traffic was a little different and there were no school buses. It rained today – off and on all day. It was 65 degrees, but the precipitation was: drizzle heavy rain mist repeat six times I was fortunate that I had a different logistics system today. […]

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Tags: Clarke County · Lauderdale County · Mississippi

Day 56 – Couldn’t Dodge the Rain

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips The rainĀ  caught me today. Prior to today, I was able to watch the weather radar on the Internet and the iPhone, wait out lines of showers, and walk in the good weather. It didn’t work today. I was on the road at 7AM – in the rain. I called it quits […]

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Tags: Lauderdale County · Mississippi

Day 53 – Rain, Sunshine, Cows, and Catfish

October 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I awoke to the sound of thunderstorms (seems like a good title for a book or something). They were moving through the area. This delayed the start of walking today and also caused me to break the walk for an hour in mid-morning. The temperature was 65 degrees with the threatening skies […]

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Tags: Alabama · Greene County · Sumter County

Day 52 – Fog, Old Gas Stations, Old Car, Old Town, Few People

October 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked 16 miles through the fog and humidity. I went near the town of Knoxville (I think I did) and through the town of Eutaw, Alabama. The weather was the story for most of the day. At 7:30AM I was in a heavy fog at 68 degrees. When in the […]

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Tags: Alabama · Greene County