Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
DATE: December 22
I'm here, at Lafitte's in the French Quarter. Not only am I nine days ahead of schedule, but I counted 29 days I didn't walk at all. That means I only spent 329 days on the road.
Walking between now and Dec. 31 will count for next year's walk. Where to? Check back Jan. 1.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
DATE: December 14
I'm in the home stretch, now entering the greater New Orleans area.
I've got 26 miles to go, though according to my map-tracking, I seem a lot closer than that to the French Quarter. Over the year, I've been following several pages of walking directions, and there's a good chance I flubbed a turn or two.
In any case, the goal is still 1,077 miles by Dec. 31, so if I have to virtually walk around the block a few times to hit that distance, I'll do so. The good news is, I'm ahead by 6 miles currently, and well on track to hit the bar before New Year's Eve.
Monday, November 22, 2010
DATE: Nov. 19
I'm finally in a town with some history: Purvis, Mississippi -- an important railway depot; the scene of some troublesome tornados and hurricanes; and, in the early 1960s, part of Project Dribble, where the feds set off a couple underground nuclear bombs nearby.
Also, I'm caught up and have just 100 miles to go.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
DATE: October 29
Now in Mississppi, south of Meridian and just north of Enterprise. On US-11S which is pretty much where I'll be for the next month or so, a straight shot downstate to Louisiana.
Not much on record about Enterprise; seems they had a flood in 1902. (See above.)
I'm also about 20 miles behind, but hoping to close that gap by the end of November.