Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 116

DATE: April 26
MILES: 344.9
Lexington, Kentucky! This is the biggest city I've walked through in months. I'm currently poised right between a country club and the University of KY campus. Still three miles behind schedule, but I'm chipping away at the deficit.
[Sharp eyes may notice that the mile marker on the map reads 150. It seems this map-hack only stores routes up to 200 miles, so I have to do my mile-marking in 200-mile sections. ]

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 105

DATE: April 15
MILES: 309.3
I'm back in the hole, behind by about 6 miles. Walking through the hills of Kentucky, heading toward Lexington. Recently passed Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, which claims to have been the site of the last battle of the American Revolution, on Aug. 19, 1782, though some other places make this claim, too. In any case, the battle was right near the end, and featured one of the war's stars, Daniel Boone.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 95

DATE: April 5
MILES: 286.3
Been walking in Ohio since late January, am finally in my fourth state: Kentucky. Just went through Maysville, which for only being Kentucky's 50th largest city, has plenty of note:
1. Home of Rosemary Clooney. Earlier in Steubenville, Ohio, my walk took me past the mural of Dean martin. Here, I came within a block of a similar commemoration of Ms. Clooney.
2. Decorative wrought iron was made here and shipped down the Ohio to New Orleans. Nice coincidence.
3. Maysville is the site of the reputed "Bermuda Triangle of the Ohio River." It also has a haunted hospital that's been featured on some TV show.
4. I'm presently south of Maysville on US 68, the first macadamized road in the U.S.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 90

DATE: March 31
MILES: 274.6
End-of-month (and -quarter) update: I'm 4.6 miles ahead of schedule. I'm just about to cross the Ohio (for the third time) and enter Kentucky. As I type this, my real-world self is a couple blocks from the head of the Ohio River; I could have floated here, instead of walking nearly 300 miles.