Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 1

DATE: January 1
MILES: 20.7
Since I finished up 2010's walk early, I was able to apply what I walked post-goal to the new year. So, I'm off to a rousing start at 20.7 miles. Past the New Orleans airport, and heading west.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Forward in 2011

I have lined up a new destination for 2011's walk. To be revealed -- amid no fanfare -- on January 1.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 356

DATE: December 22
MILES: 1,077.1
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

Day 348

DATE: December 14
MILES: 1,050.8
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

Day 323

DATE: Nov. 19
MILES: 977
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

Day 312

DATE: Nov. 8
MILES: 921
On U.S. 11, just south of Sandersville, Mississippi. Nothing to report.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 302

DATE: October 29
MILES: 885.1
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.