I just arrived in Ventura yesterday (Monday, Sept 22, 2014). The mission president and his wife are really nice. I love the weather! There are palm trees every where and roses too. I am having a great time. I have a bit of a sore throat, but I am doing well.
I was asked that all my mail go to my street address where I live, not the mission home. (Please email me for his address. It will change several times during his mission. I'll let you know when those transfers happen. firstname.lastname@example.org)
I love you and it was so great to talk on the phone with mom. I wish I could have heard everyone.
Love, Elder Hyrum Ruby