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Rt. 66; Beyond Bloomington, IL

Monday, August 12, 2013      2 comments

I've been busy the last few weeks so haven't had a chance to update my virtual walk, although I've been getting quite a few steps in. Today I decided to make time to update my progress. There's no doubt I've left the urban jungle behind me. I've... Read more

Rt. 66; Almost to Normal/Bloomington IL

Tuesday, July 23, 2013      3 comments

I left Chenoa last week walking SW to Norma, IL. The Graham and Bennion Elevator, better known as the Ballard Grain Elevator, was located in what used to be Ballard, 4 miles south of Chenoa on the southeast side of the old road. It was demolishe... Read more

Rt. 66 Progress, Chenoa, IL

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      1 comments

Made it another 20 or so miles going SW on Rt. 66 to Chenoa, IL. Not a lot to see around here. My stopping point puts me between a pretty park and a field on the other side of the road. So far I've traveled about 124 miles from the start, so I o... Read more

Geocaching Trip

Monday, July 15, 2013      3 comments

Just spent the last 3 days geocaching in and around Clovis, NM with a friend. We had a great time. For those of you who have no idea what geocaching is, it is best described as a high tech treasure hunt using a gps device. There are no prizes in... Read more

Rt. 66; South of Pontiac, IL

Sunday, July 07, 2013      2 comments

Covered almost 21 miles this week on Rt. 66 and find the walk to be more interesting as I go along. So far I've traveled a little over 100 miles and am in some real farm co... Read more

Rt. 66 Progress

Saturday, June 29, 2013      2 comments

Well, another week has gone by and I'm updating my progress along Rt. 66. There's no doubt that I am well out of Chicago and making my south. When I pull up pictures from G... Read more

Rt. 66 Progress

Monday, June 24, 2013      2 comments

My stopping point today is right at the Polk-a-Dot drive in, in Braidwood, IL. So far I've walked about 57 miles on old Rt. 66. I need to start writing down my mileage everyday ... Read more

Rt. 66 Today

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      3 comments

I've finally gotten far enough south to be out of the congestion of Chicago. I'm now south of Joliet and meandering down a highway with lots of green trees and cornfields on either side. Sure is a change from the desert here in NM, but I wouldn'... Read more

Rt. 66 Progress

Sunday, June 16, 2013      1 comments

I've decided to record my progress on my walk of old Rt. 66 weekly. This is mostly for my own amusement and I'm tracking my route on google maps. As this week comes to an end I'm heading south out of Joliet and stopping for the night at Nowell P... Read more

Walking old Rt. 66

Thursday, June 13, 2013      2 comments

I've decided to do a virtual walk of old Rt. 66 going East to West. I've traveled on the old road in spots a few times while traveling for work. It's a neat bit of history, so I figure why not walk it. It's a long walk, over 2000 miles, but I ha... Read more

I"m So Lazy

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      2 comments

I don't know if it's the heat or what, but I am sooooo lazy the last few days. I can't seem to work up any enthusiasm to exercise. I probably shouldn't blame the weather, but when it's 100, it's hard to work out, even in the house with the A/C o... Read more

Taking a Day Off

Saturday, June 08, 2013      1 comments

Today I've decided to reward myself by doing nothing. All week I've busted butt doing yard work and putting up fencing so I don't need to worry about not having gotten my exercise in. Soooo, I decided I'm taking today to just slug. I know that p... Read more

Fire and Exercise

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      0 comments

I think for the next few days, exercise will be indoors. The fires around Albuquerque are creating some air quality issues so indoors makes more sense. Probably a good thing since the weather is going to get hotter and unless I get up way early ... Read more