It's good to hear about home and about your lives. Although its not the best news to hear that your the dumbest person in the family with a super low score on the ACT. (Xander got a 29, just in case you were wondering- Xochitl) But its what ever... I still have Kaden to hope/pray for. Just kidding, I really am excited for Xander- that's Awesome! I hope that everything is going okay with his teeth and find myself really lucky that I didn't have to get my wisdom teeth taken out before the mission. Its also good to hear that he got back to HON. I hope that he's dedicating every double-tap, hat-trick, and quad-kill(if he
ever gets one) to his older brother Elder Summers.
Its also fun to hear that you and Elder Tuckers parents are pals now. Its cool, we both think its kind of funny that you're amigos. We were teasing and I told him that we better start writing home telling our families that we hate each other so that things don't get to out of hand at home between our parents ;)
He's a cool guy. Its crazy that he's leaving home soon and I'm just starting my mission. Its fun to hear experiences he's had through out his mission and its also really fun to talk about things back at home. I'll miss him when he leaves... but don't tell him that.... I don't want things to be weird within the
companionship of the gringos.
crazies). The pictures that I am sending with this email are of the family of
the Enrique. They are inactive family but are just really down to earth good
people. I love going to see them they are just so welcoming and always have smiles on their faces. The children in their family are so funny and happy! They love seeing us. After we met with them we went scorpion hunting with them in a field close to their house. Their Dad is well-known as the best scorpion hunter in the land (according to his kids). But really he's way good at finding them. We all go around and look under rocks for scorpions. The kids said that the scorpions will be under the rocks that are the most hot. So we were going around feeling the rocks and then flipping them over hoping to find something awesome.
Well we flipped one rock over and the kids yelled "alacrán" which means scorpion. Then Luis (the famous scorpion hunter) ran over to the rock to find where it was. I looked down there and couldn't see the scorpion for a long time until one of the kids had to point it out to me. Luis Enrique then grabbed
the alacrán by its stinger and put it into the box. With his bare hands! Crazy, the alacrán pinched his fingers but it didn't even phase him. He's crazy, he also used these really rusty old pliers to hunt with as well. That day we caught 2 tarantulas, 3 alacranes, 1 weird shrimplike bug, 1 beetle and 1 lizard. I caught
the lizard and then let Diego hold him... he wouldn't let anyone else hold him after that. He's way funny, he loves making fun of my Spanish... he's like 5. There is a picture of him holding a lizard, he's one of my favorite children here. He also goes by Chewy.
One of the funniest things that has happened in my mission so far happened yesterday. It was Sunday so we had our suits all day in the heat. We went and ate with la familia de Gonzales on the outskirts of town. We started walking home and Elder Tucker saw a rock and went to go see if there was a scorpion under it. Right when he started moving the rock 2 police officers pulled up on motorcycles and stopped to talk with us. Elder Tucker slowly rolled the rock back to its resting place and came to talk to the officers. They asked us who we were and what we were doing, we explained that we are missionaries and we just got done eating lunch with the family. We told them where we lived. They asked us for I.D.'s and we gave them our Utah Drivers licenses. They asked us if we had other I.D. and we told them no and that that was the I.D. that is used in the United States. Then they just kind of said okay and drove off. They were just kind of rude and just short with us when we didn't do anything wrong, but of course we look suspicious
because were gringos in suits and flipping over rocks in the middle of nowhere. Elder Tucker said he was just glad that they didn't ask him why he was flipping over rocks... he said he would've felt dumb telling them that we were looking for scorpions :D It would've been so funny though. Of course I was just grinning like an idiot the whole time they were there... I kind of think they just thought we were strange so they drove off. I am a little disappointed that I didn't get to go to a Mexican jail but I guess its okay. I told Elder Tucker that he should've thrown the rock at one of the motorcycles so that we could've gone to jail, he agrees that that would've been a good idea and is disappointed that he didn't.
Love you all,
Oh yeah and I ate Lengua de Vaca this week. It was pretty much how you think it would taste. Elder Tucker said that that was only his 3rd time having it in the whole mission and it was also the only time cops have stopped him. I guess I'm just a lucky charm.