Stillwater Survival Guide 2018 - Page 23

Senior tells her favorite places in Stillwater Michelle Charles Stillwater News Press Ahhhh e g e l l o C Jessie Barrett, a senior from Norman, sits in one of the swinging hammock chairs at Balanced Coffee Company, the downtown coffee shop where she works, as she talks about her favorite places in Stillwater. Photo credits: Michelle Charles/ Stillwater News Press J essie Barrett, a senior at OSU, hails from Norman but says she has come to love Stillwater. She has stayed here for the past few summers and gotten to know the city well. Barrett works at Balanced Coffee Company, so she spends a lot of time downtown. She says some of her favorite places can be found there. Cold? Flu? Allergies? Rx Transfers? Mean Professors? Here are a few of her picks: Blue Spruce 724 S. Main, for a great atmosphere with creative flavors of locally-made gelato. Typo Market 123 E. 9th Ave., for unique paper goods and accessories. Bliss Books & Bindery 120 E. 9th Ave., for new and used books and gifts. WE CAN HELP YOU! Barrett says she also likes to spend time outdoors at the Botanic Gardens at Oklahoma State University, 3300 W. 6th Ave., hiking the trail around Sanborn Lake, hanging out beside the water at Lake McMurtry or kayaking on Boomer Lake. Her favorite city parks are Couch Park and Hoyt’s Grove Park, which are located across from each other on 12th Avenue between E. Alcott Avenue and Ransom Drive. “They’ve got disc golf, I think it’s better than the course at Boomer Lake,” Barrett said. “Or it’s nice if you want to have a picnic or you just want to study outside.” (Except for the professors) “For Whatever Ails You” 1518 W. 9th Ave. | 405.377.4445 M-F 8-7 • Sat. 9-2