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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.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

We found this Halloween display somewhere on the backroads of Kansas yesterday while coming home from Junction City.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5076 Steps Today - 2.32 miles.
3310 Aerobic Steps.
242 Calories Burned.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Ft. Riley, Topeka, Atchison, St. Joe

We cached our way home today from Ft. Riley, Topeka, Atchison, and St. Joseph. We found the last cache in St. Joe about a half mile down a trail well after dark with my penlight flashlight. As with all vacations they have to come to an end.

Today's Stats:
10 Geocaches.
9408 Steps Today - 4.30 miles.
3142 Aerobic Steps.
434 Calories Burned.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Caching from Salina to Junction City

After finishing the Kansas Delorme Challenge yesterday we stayed in Salina last night and caught a couple caches into town before leaving for Junction City. Instead of traveling the interstate we followed the back roads and found quite a few caches before arriving in Junction City. We felt that we had a very successful day.

Today's Stats:
23 Geocaches.
7443 Steps Today - 3.40 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
341 Calories Burned.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge Complete

This morning we left the motel in Salina Kansas about 9:00. We chased caches all morning and then met the RattlingCrew for lunch at the Hickory Hut. Glen brought the log plaque for the Kansas Delorme Challenge. We signed the log and he took our picture. The Kansas Delorme Challenge is a "DONE" deal for us. We finished the day caching around Salina.

Today's Stats:
16 Geocaches.
6557 Steps Today - 3.00 miles.
1261 Aerobic Steps.
296 Calories Burned.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 7

Here's the way we started today with our map from Hays, Kansas.
This afternoon about 5:30 we completed the Kansas Delorme Challenge. Here's our post on the Kansas Delorme Challenge webpage to claim the find.
We finished the challenge about 1730 this evening with a find of the "Point of View" cache in Beloit, Kansas. We have truely been where the buffalo roam and where the eagles soar with this challenge. This completes our 2nd Delorme Challenge. What a great way to tour a state. We really hate to see it come to a close. Thank you Glen for a truely great experience. We use to think of Kansas as a drab grassland. Boy has our mind-set ever been changed. We never dreamed of finding waterfalls like we saw in Wisconsin. We never thought of Kansas as a place with such a rich history of cowboys, indians, trains, planes, etc. We love Kansas. We owe you and all Kansas cachers a big debt of gratitude.
It was a special treat to visit the Geographic Center of the United States this afternoon near Lebanon, Kansas.

Today's Stats:
19 Geocaches.
4908 Steps Today - 2.24 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
218 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 6

Hears our map as we start out from Hays, Kansas this morning.

Today we dedicated to caching in Hays. There were 72 caches within 20 miles of our motel. Here's an early morning attempt that failed. We had to DNF this one. I gave it my best effort as depicted by this picture.

Among the many intesting caches today is Fort Hays.

Today's Stats:
32 Geocaches.
7570 Steps Today - 3.46 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
330 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 5

Here's our map as we leave Goodland, Kansas this morning.

Looks like we're starting the day with clear skies and cold again. I don't think it's as cold as yesterday morning. There's still frost everywhere. We hope to make it to Hays, Kansas tonight.

Our favorite cache today is Castle Rock.

Another unusual cache was the "Flight Of The Cheyennes".

Another very interestting cache is the "Bull Buffalo".

Today's Stats:
16 Geocaches.
4279 Steps Today - 1.95 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
194 Calories Burned.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 4

Here's how our map looked when we started today:

We got up this morning to find frost on the pumkin in Liberal, Kansas. We found out first cache (Enroute to Oz) about 8:30. So far the wind is not blowing like it did yesterday. We have clear skies and about 23 degrees.

We found 16 caches before leaving Liberal this morning about 11:30. Our best morning yet.

I thought it was so strange that the Arkansas River has no water in it here at Garden City, Kansas. Here I'm standing in the bottom of the river.

Today's Stats:
31 Geocaches.
4261 Steps Today - 1.95 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
183 Calories Burned.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 3

Here’s how the map looked this morning when we started our day. We left the J-Hawk motel in Greensburg about 6:45 this morning. Greensburg is the home of the world’s largest hand dug well.Our second fill-up $2.299 per gal Total 11.787 gal $27.10 for 25.3 MPG

Looks like we drove 329 miles yesterday.

I think our biggest treat today was the buffalo on our way to Jacob’s Well. We felt like we were truly out where the buffalo roam. What a thrill to drive through a herd of them.

It was also a real treat to visit the three corners of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. We both stood in three states at the same time.

We also really enjoyed seeing so many pheasants. I’ve never seen so many pheasants in my life. They are such a beautiful bird. My only regret is that I could not get a picture of at least one.

3rd fill-up $2.449 per gal Total 13.7 $33.68 for 24.0 MPG The motor ran steady all day long since we left the motel this morning.

Today's Stats:
22 Geocaches.
7154 Steps Today - 3.27 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
334 Calories Burned.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 2

We got up and got away from the motel in Wichita this morning about 7:20. It’s still quite dark but it looks like we’re starting the day with clear skies.

1st fillup $2.249 per gal Total 12.140 gal @ $27.30

4:00 p.m. and the skies are still clear and the sun is shining bright.

We thoroughly enjoyed our drive through the Gypsum Hills this afternoon on the Scenic Byway/Highway 160 west of Medicine Lodge.

Today's Stats:
25 Geocaches.
8346 Steps Today - 3.81 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
387 Calories Burned.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Kansas Delorme Challenge – Day 1

Here’s a picture of our intended route for the next few days. The green highlighted squares represent the Delorme sections that we have already completed. I counted 33 squares yet to complete. The goal is to find at least one cache in each of the squares that are not highlighted yet.

We piddled around this morning and did not get away from Kansas City until about 10:30. Much later than we had planned. We are driving Robby’s car. We hope to get around 28 miles to the gallon of gas. We’re leaving town with a full tank.

It’s a beautiful day with just a few clouds in the sky. It was about 41 degrees this morning. I must be a nut for wearing shorts on a morning like this.

We drove about 190 miles before we got our first cache at Butler State Fishing Lake. This is in Delorme Section 76. Our one an only section to claim today.We spotted this man with his big bird while driving down the street in Augusta.

Today's Stats:
14 Geocaches.
3718 Steps Today - 1.70 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
160 Calories Burned.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Punch Card Puzzle Cache

Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate

Here we are again. Trying to solve another puzzle cache. This one really gave us fits. First I had to relearn how to read the thing. Then for unknown reasons at this time the coordinates on the card I had from this morning had the wrong coordinates on it. The last three digits on it were .315. On this one which I think is correct the last three digits are .292. The cache was located in a city park in Belton, MO.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
5648 Steps Today - 2.58 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
242 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Street Atlas Problems

This evening Mary picked me up and we planned to go caching. When I powered up my laptop Street Atlas refused to finish it's startup. It just kind of quit responding. After several tries we gave up and went to the Salty Iguana to eat.

When I got home I reloaded Street Atlas and all is well now.

I forgot to wear my pedometer today.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Another Puzzel cache

Oh these puzzel caches. They normally give us fits. This one today we enjoyed and solved it pretty quick.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
6315 Steps Today - 2.89 miles.
3427 Aerobic Steps.
309 Calories Burned.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Finally A Quite Evening At Home

This evening we just went home from work and didn't do much.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5938 Steps Today - 271 miles.
3122 Aerobic Steps.
269 Calories Burned.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Heritage Days at Warsaw

Today we headed for Warsaw, Missouri by way of Nevada, Missouri. We grabbed a few caches on the way to Heritage Days. We spent several hours enjoying Heritage Days.

Today's Stats:
10 Geocaches.
1168 Steps Today - .53 miles. Forgot to wear my pedometer most of the day.
0 Aerobic Steps.
26 Calories Burned.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Orienteering at Lake Jacomo

Today we served as registrar at the Lake Jacomo Orienteering event. We had a large crowd show up today. We're tired. We did take time to go after a couple caches after we left the orienteering event.

Today's Stats:
2 Geocaches.
3045 Steps Today - 1.39 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
132 Calories Burned.

Friday, October 14, 2005

More Caches in Kansas City

We spent the evening hunting down 9 more caches in Kansas City.

Today's Stats:
9 Geocaches.
7757 Steps Today - 3.55 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
364 Calories Burned.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Beautiful Waterfall - Watts Mill

This eveing we stopped at Watts Mill on the way home and grabbed a few pictures of the waterfall. It qualifies for another locationless cache.

Today's Stats:
1 Geocaches.
6208 Steps Today - 2.84 miles.
3490 Aerobic Steps.
280 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

An Evening of Caching in KC

We spent the evening caching around Kansas City. We barely took time to eat dinner.

Today's Stats:
7 Geocaches.
7498 Steps Today - 3.43 miles.
3794 Aerobic Steps.
346 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Truman Farm Home

This evening we went to the Truman Farm Home in Grandview to claim another locationless cache.

Today's Stats:
2 Geocaches.
2709 Steps Today - 1.23 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
123 Calories Burned.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Quite Evening At Home

This evening we spent a nice quite evening at home. We got caught up logging our cache finds.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
3591 Steps Today - 1.64 miles.
1462 Aerobic Steps.
156 Calories Burned.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Caching in Abilene, Kansas

This morning we got up early in Abilene. We headed south to get a cache in a Delorme section that we needed for the Kansas Delorme Challenge. We went back through Ft. Riley looking for Generals and Confederate soliders. We found 7 Confederate Soliders and headed south to Council Grove. We found a cache here that we DNF'd a couple years ago. We got home about 7:30 this evening.

Today's Stats:
4 Geocaches.
6495 Steps Today - 2.97 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
279 Calories Burned.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Caching in Junction City Kansas

Today we spent most of the day caching in and around Junction City. We ended the day in Ft. Riley. We had a good time driving around the Fort. We spent quite a bit of time in the Post Cemetary looking for a General or Confederate Soldier. Because of the local foot ball game we were quoted a price of $135 for a motel room. We drove on over to Abilene and found a room for $50.

Today's Stats:
7 Geocaches.
9766 Steps Today - 4.46 miles.
1250 Aerobic Steps.
463 Calories Burned.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Started a Weekend of Caching

This afternoon we headed out for a weekend of caching. We started in North Kansas City, grabbed a few in St. Joseph, and then went to Savannah. After Savannah we went back to St. Joseph for a few and then over the Atchison, Kansas. We ended up spending the night in Topeka.

Today's Stats:
8 Geocaches.
8335 Steps Today - 3.81 miles.
1223 Aerobic Steps.
409 Calories Burned.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Racing At Sprint

The Sprint Nextel Race Cars were at the Sprint Campus today.

A Nice Easy Evening Caching

We did good this evening. We found 8 caches.

Today's Stats:
8 Geocaches.
5845 Steps Today - 2.67 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
270 Calories Burned.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Three Caches This Evening

This evening we found three caches. It seemed like we worked a lot for just three caches.

Today's Stats:
3 Geocaches.
4087 Steps Today - 1.87 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
202 Calories Burned.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A Quite Evening At Home

We decided that we needed an evening at home today. Mary fixed a nice meal and I was able to catch up logging caches that we have found these past few days.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
5748 Steps Today - 2.63 miles.
3369 Aerobic Steps.
271 Calories Burned.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Failed At Another First To Find

We were up at the Truman Presidential Library looking for a locationless cache when my beeper went off alerting us that a new cache had been released near where we were at. By the time we called Lee (our son in Arkansas), got the coordinates and found the cache, two other cachers had already beat us to the cache. I don't know how some of these guys do it.

Today's Stats:
6 Geocaches.
6415 Steps Today - 2.93 miles.
3511 Aerobic Steps.
296 Calories Burned.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Caching in Slater, Missouri

We headed to Slater, Missouri this afternoon to get the Key cache. We spent several hours driving around town and talking to people. We finally gave up and went home without finding the cache. We found the key in a tupper container north of town. The note with the cache said find the big white Lincoln Town Car that the key fits. We just could not find it.

Today's Stats:
2 Geocaches.
2887 Steps Today - 1.32 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
121 Calories Burned.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Orienteering at Shawnee Mission

Today was the first day of the 2005-2006 Orienteering Season. We served as registrar at Shawnee Mission. The event was a One Hour Score O. We had a great turn out for the first day. There was buses of ROTC folks as well as many individual drive-ins for Joplin, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska.

Today's Stats:
0 Geocaches.
6092 Steps Today - 2.78 miles.
0 Aerobic Steps.
232 Calories Burned.

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