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Name: Steve Brown
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

On December 31, 2007 I left my job with Sprint/Embarq where I worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the Sprint Campus in Kansas City. In January 2008 Mary and I started Steve Brown Ministries and started traveling the United States broadcasting "Live Video" of Revivals, Bible Conferences, Mission Conferences, and other Special Services. Mary and I enjoy serving the Lord Jesus Christ and traveling to churches as we minister through We are very pleased that our ministry is endorsed and we are sent out of our home church at Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Caching in Hiawatha

Today after getting off work early we headed to Hiawatha, Kansas to grab a cache. Dr. GPS keeps putting out a cache every month or two in Hiawatha. We also found the Carnegie Library in Kansas City and claimed it as a locationless cache. We found the Quindaro Underground Railroad and claimed it as a locationless cache. We enjoyed this location and decided that it needed to be a cache site so we put out a new cache here.

Today's Stats:
16 Geocaches.
4881 Steps Today - 2.23 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
206 Calories Burned.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ladies Day Out

Mary went to the Ladies Day Out and enjoyed lunch with them at the Cave Springs Pavilion. After that she when to the revenue office and renewed her handicapped plaque for another two years. She was so wiped out when she came to pick me up at work that we just went home.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5728 Steps Today - 2.62 miles.
3457 Aerobic Steps.
255 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Another Long Day At Work

The only thing I remember about today is a very long day and some hard coding on the project.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4440 Steps Today - 2.03 miles.
1120 Aerobic Steps.
214 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Locationless Caches

Mary's been working hard lately looking for locationless caches. This evening we went after a couple of them. The first one we looked for was something that had the word "Cache" in it's name.

Today's Stats:
2 Geocaches.
7289 Steps Today - 3.33 miles.
3426 Aerobic Steps.
330 Calories Burned.

Monday, September 26, 2005

First Day At The 6100 Building At Sprint

Today is the first day at our new location at Sprint. For some reason unknow to me Sprint decided to move a bunch of us to another building. I now work in the largest building at the Sprint Campus on the 2nd floor.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
6066 Steps Today - 2.77 miles.
3309 Aerobic Steps.
256 Calories Burned.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Return Trip From Arkansas

Today we left Little Rock about 3:00 p.m. to return to Kansas City. We grabbed a couple real caches and 3 locationless caches on the way back. We got home about 11:00 p.m.

Today's Stats:
5 Geocaches.
2784 Steps Today - 1.27 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
132 Calories Burned.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Wetland Delineation

Today I had the privilege of going out with Bill Richardson. He is a Wetland Delineator first class. We had a 40 acre track to delineate. One of the best parts of the day was riding his four wheelers to the area. The following photos show Bill and activities to set the boundary between the upland and the wetland. I would love to be a Wetland Delineator, but I guess I've waited too many years to start now.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
7613 Steps Today - 3.48 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
329 Calories Burned.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Headed to Arkansas

After I left work today we headed to Arkansas to visit with the family. We first went by the new cache in Sadalia. We found it this time. We went on into Sadalia and headed south on US Hwy 65. We chased several caches on the the way to Little Rock.
We encountered this Swinging Bridge in Warsaw, Missouri.

Today's Stats:
10 Geocaches.
3577 Steps Today - 1.63 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
155 Calories Burned.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Nebraska Furniture Mart With Robby

This eveing we went to Nebraska Furniture Mart with Robby to help him get his new living room suit. After we left there we went to Famous Daves for BBQ. The food was great.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5860 Steps Today - 2.68 miles.
3017 Aerobic Steps.
257 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Caching in Harrisonville Missouri

This evening we headed south for a few caches. We located a couple nice ones in Belton, Missouri then we headed to Harrisonville. On the way to a new cache we discovered this beautiful ladder truck which we logged as a retired fire truck.
We're not sure what to call this but I'm sure it was used to fight fire. It was located close to the ladder truck.

Today's Stats:
6 Geocaches.
5642 Steps Today - 2.58 miles.
3253 Aerobic Steps.
254 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Nebraska Furniture Mart With Robby

We went with Robby to the Nebraska Furniture Mart. He's getting his own apartment and is shopping for furniture.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
3253 Steps Today - 1.93 miles.
2084 Aerobic Steps.
165 Calories Burned.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Recuperating from Sunday

I don't think we moved after I got off work this eveing. I guess our caching yesterday just wore us out.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4634 Steps Today - 2.12 miles.
1722 Aerobic Steps.
198 Calories Burned.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Caching in Kansas

We got up this morning and went caching in Kansas. We ended up in Nebraska. Mary found more Locationless caches than I found real caches.

Today's Stats:
29 Geocaches.
5933 Steps Today - 2.71 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
257 Calories Burned.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker

We drove over 150 miles to find a cache between Knob Noster and Sedalia, Missour today. We spent over an hour searching every hiding place in a roadside park and did not find the cache. We did discover a Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker and claimed the Blue Star Memorial Marker cache as a find. We never found the cache we went after but thank goodness we got to claim a cache find.

Today's Stats:
6 Geocaches.
3868 Steps Today - 1.77 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
163 Calories Burned.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Good Food, Great Friends and a Great Cache

Here's a few pictures I took of our night caching trip to the "Lost Cabin Night Cache". We rode to Lawerence, Kansas with Brian and Carlin where we met Dana and Russ. We first enjoyed a great meal together in downtown Lawerence..
I wish I could remember the story Russ was telling here.
Here's where we enjoyed a great meal together.
On the trail to the cache.
Here's what they looked like without the flash.
Here's Dana, Brian, and Russ with the flash at the cache site.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
4079 Steps Today - 1.86 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
176 Calories Burned.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Mark Twain's Birthplace

We discovered Mark Twain's Birthplace on our recent Missouri Delorme Challenge.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
3095 Steps Today - 1.41 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
144 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Geocaching Trinkets

We have been caching for over five years now and we have collected trinkets from 16 states and two provinces in Canada. Here are a few pictures of our collection.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4946 Steps Today - 2.26 miles.
3008 Aerobic Steps.
217 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

A Trip To The Doctor

For about a month now I've not felt well. I've coughed a lot and my head feels congested. The doctor said I had an upper respiratory infection and gave me an antibiotic and some Pamhist.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2348 Steps Today - 1.07 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
103 Calories Burned.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Robby and Rachel

Mary finally remembered to grab a picture of Robby and Rachel this afternoon. They've been going to together for a couple months and seem very happy together.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2161 Steps Today - .98 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
90 Calories Burned

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bored - Went Caching

By noon today we were bored so we decided to go after a cache or two. Once we got to the north end of town we figured we were halfway to St. Joe so we went after a cache there. Then it was off to Troy and Hiawatha. After that we headed south to Topeka. When we were done we had cleaned up all the caches in our 100 mile circle except for a night cache in Lawrence that we are saving for next week-end with Brian and Carlin.

We encountered this sculpture of an American Indian at Troy, Kansas as part of a multi-cache. The sculpture is about 30 feet tall by Peter Toth. It is located on the courthouse square in Troy.

Today's Stats:
7 Geocaches.
2099 Steps Today - .96 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
75 Calories Burned.
VOR Antenna in a corn field near Hiawatha, Kansas.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Geocaching Woke Me Up This Morning

I've not been feeling very good lately so I decided to sleep-in this morning. I was awaken by my cell phone beeping at me. Glenn in St. Louis was releasing caches. I get a message and a beep for every cache that is released within 50 miles of our home coordinates. There were 5 new caches released this morning. Mary and I headed out to get them. We had a hard time finding any of them. Our friends Dana & Russ arrived on the scene and saved the day for us.

Today's Stats:
8 Geocaches.
4755 Steps Today - 2.17 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
215 Calories Burned.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Dinner at Famous Daves

Mary and I after signing the Missouri Delorme Challenge Plaque.
Tonight we had dinner with Brian and Carlin at Famous Daves BBQ over by the race track on I-70. They brought the log book for the Missouri Delorme Challenge and we were able to sign our First to Find on a beautiful plaque. We really enjoyed all aspects of this challenge.

Today's Stats:
6 Geocaches.
3968 Steps Today - 1.81 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
173 Calories Burned.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

We Met Rachel Tonight

Tonight we went out to eat dinner with Robby and his new girl Rachel. She seems like a super nice young lady and we had a great time together at diner tonight. She liked our Arkansas accent.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
4190 Steps Today - 1.91 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
179 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Still Recuperating From the Missouri Challenge

I spent a long day at work today. When I got home we just sat like zombies again tonight. I guess we're still wiped out from the week-end. I'm also still coughing a lot. This is the third week of coughing. I do seem to be better.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2010 Steps Today - .91 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
77 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Zoombies Today

After traveling the length and breadth of Missouri these past few days I think Mary and I both are just a couple of zoombies. Tonight we just ate, sat down and didn't move all evening. The Kansas Delorme Challenge seems pretty overwhelming at the moment.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
2443 Steps Today - 1.11 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
101 Calories Burned.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Completed the Missouri Delorme Challenge

My Rescuers

This morning the very first cache was a hard one. I had to climb a mountain in Markham Springs State Park. Somewhere up the mountain I lost the trail and had to bush whack to the cache. It was a hard climb. After a couple easy caches I had a real doozy. The Perfect Hillbilly Hideout cache turned out to be quite the adventure. Here's my log message I posted to claim the cache:

This was some more wild adventure. Everything started off pretty good, but I knew this could go arey because I read the first paragraph of the description at the parking lot and realized that I did not have access to the internet and I might not be able to complete this cache. I needed this cache very badly to complete the Missouri Delorme Challenge. We had driven over a 1000 miles to finish this challenge and this was the only cache on the south end of section #55 and I was not sure I would have any better luck with the other caches in section #55 so decided I had to try this cache.
The trip to the overlook and down into the canyon went very well and I took lots of pictures. I really enjoyed this part of the adventure.

The problem started when I got to the cave and there were no rocks to count. I finally figured all the possible coordinates and decided to try one of them. It seemed to fit better than the rest. All of the possible coordinates were over 3/4 miles away. I bush whacked all the way to the choosen waypoint and got lucky. It was the correct waypoint. What a relief. At this point I had figured a better way to meet back up with Mary so I called her. Her phone would not work. I took off walking and happened up on some ladies on four wheelers. They felt sorry for me and gave me a lift back to civilation and to Mary. These ladies saved me several miles of walking and a lot of daylight that I needed desperatly to finish the Missouri Delorme Challege today.

Oh, I did put some rocks back at the cave entrance, but as it turns out they are not in the correct piles to give you a good coordinates.

Thanks for a great adventure. The cache is great and in good condition. TNLN

Today's Stats:
6 Geocaches.
9659 Steps Today - 4.42 miles.
4774 Aerobic Steps.
454 Calories Burned.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

3rd Day on the Missouri Delorme Challenge

Today we really pushed. We located caches in 8 more of the Delorme sections today and placed a cache on section #70. Section #70 did not have any caches in it. Placing a cache counts toward completing the challenge.

Today's Stats:
9 Geocaches.
4090 Steps Today - 1.87 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
159 Calories Burned.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

2nd Day on the Missouri Delorme Challenge

I think we enjoyed too many of the sights in Hannibal, Missouri today. We found lots of caches and lots of history, but we didn't get but 5 of the sections completed for the Missouri Delorme Challenge today.

Today's Stats:
16 Geocaches.
6680 Steps Today - 3.05 miles.
1004 Aerobic Steps.
320 Calories Burned.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Started the Missouri Delorme Challenge

This afternoon we headed to Hannibal, Missouri do some serious geocaching. We're accepting the challenge by Brian and Carlin Yonke to find at least one cache in every one of the 58 Delorme Sections listed in their Missouri Gazateer map book. As we start the challenge we still lack 19 of the sections and they are all on the eastern side of the state. We're spending the night in Hannibal tonight and we still have not found our first cache that counts toward one of the 19 sections.

Today's Stats:
3 Geocaches.
3622 Steps Today - 1.65 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
154 Calories Burned.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Two New Caches In Kansas City

When Mary picked me up this evening she had our caching tools ready and the print outs for two new caches in town. We had a great time finding the two new caches. After caching we enjoyed a great meal together at 54th Street Grill. Before I could get this blog published there is already two more new caches released in town. We can't keep up.

Today's Stats:
2 Geocaches.
4452 Steps Today - 2.03 miles.
2060 Aerobic Steps.
196 Calories Burned.

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