Geocaching, A Beginning

Have you heard of Geocaching? If you have a GPS device, you could even participate! According to, geocaching is,

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

Sound like fun? I thought so. Last night I found my first Geocache at N 40° 21.338 W 94° 53.816. Do you know where that is? No? Huh… Well, if you’re in Maryville, you probably don’t know you do know where it is! :) After finding my first cache, I rode my bike a while and saw both the water tower on campus draining, and a SKUNK on campus! Pics are on flickr. (Wordpress is still mangling my pics…)






The BookStop Coffee Shop

Maryville has one coffee shop that I know of that is not on campus. I decided to pay it a visit today to see what it was like. The Book Stop Coffee Shop delivered the coffee and managed to do it well. Situated on main street between 2nd and 3rd, the Book Stop is right on my way to work! They have a decent but simple setup with good coffee and excellent service! As you walk in, you seem to get both the smell of coffee (yum!) and books. The majority of the shop is set up for books and antiques, but there are plenty of tables set up at the front for patrons. If you're in town visiting, go ahead and stop by. You won't be disappointed!

BookStop Coffee Shop