DATE: Sept. 28 MILES: 810.9 Finally got caught up over the weekend. Still in Alabama, west of Tuscaloosa, but just a few miles from crossing into Mississippi, the seventh state on my eight-state journey.
In 2010, I virtually walked from Pittsburgh to Lafitte's, a bar in New Orleans. In 2011, I'm continuing on, heading west across Texas for Las Cruces, New Mexico. My destination there is El Comedor, a Mexican restaurant.
Each day, I apply what I walk to a set of Google map walking directions. From New Orleans to Las Cruces, it's 1,122 miles (45 miles more than the 1,077 I walked last year). Join me as I spend most of the year crossing the widest part of the Longhorn State.