Some interesting things and what I have noticed:
2. Despite what you may think, it is the older guys (50s) who do most of the surfing. Crazy right? But they love it.
3. This past week Elder Peterson and I have been biking in 100 (95-105) degree weather. We are always taken care of though. People we visit will offer us a bottle of water and we gladly take it. "Consider the missionaries in the field, how they grow" D&C 84:81-85)
4. Zone Leaders go on exchanges with all the new missionaries. Elder Atkin, one of the Zone Leaders, came to Paso, while Elder Peterson left to San Louis Obispo (SLO) for a day. I lead the planning and the teaching with Elder Atkin. He taught me a lot. It was funny watching him ride a bike because he is used to being in a truck. We taught some good lessons on the street.
5. We don't have very many lessons a week (maybe 4) that are planned/set-up. We spend a lot of our time finding people to teach by knocking on the doors of potential investigators, less-actives, and part-member families. When they answer the door (more like "if" they answer), then we share a message and try to set-up a formal lesson.
6. We call Less-Active/Recent Convert lessons LARCs.
7. Each week we keep track of the declarations we make. A declaration is when we testify of a gospel principle and invite someone to do something. This usually happens on the street when we hand out pass-along cards or Mormon.org cards and invite them to visit the website. Feel free to visit the website!
8. Elder Peterson and I have killed 3 HUGE black widow spiders since I've been here. They were not in our apartment (thank goodness), but they were big and creepy. Apparently, there are also tarantulas, but I have yet to see one.
9. I'm not homesick, but I still love you :)