I can't wait to drive the convertible!!! Ha-ha! Right now I am stuck with a 2013 jeep compass... The only good thing about it is the four-wheel-drive... haha …its trail rated so it does that cool thing when one wheel starts to slip it and it fixes it and all that! Haha! not that we have tried it out or anything... :)... I looked in the consumer report, and it was the lowest rated in its class... But it does is good. And the mpg is horrible; it should get about 22 or something but we have to fill up every two days... :\ But then again we do drive a lot...
Yesterday was long... We drove for just a little over four hours... We live in the butt middle of nowhere, so it takes about an hour to get anywhere... And on top of that we have to drive down a wash (dry canal) to get to our trailer... But it’s a good sized place, I can’t complain... :) But on Sunday it took us an hour to get to church, then an hour back for lunch. After that we had to head out to the sells Indian reservation for the monthly group meeting. There was a total of six people that showed up... That was interesting... When that was done we had an hour drive back home... Needless to say we took a much needed Sunday nap... :)
The Indian reservation is interesting... There are no addresses and the whole place is an open range, so there is a bunch of wild horses and cattle roaming around! I should have got a pic of one horse, is was really pretty, Jess would have liked it! :) But we had our ward mission leader out showing us around so we could find people next time we came down... Its just weird for them to not have any addresses or anything... Our wml said he had some of the places marked in his gps so he could find them... That got me to thinkin... Dad, you need a better gps right? You should go buy a new one and let a poor little missionary use yours... haha
In this ward we have two sets of missionaries, us and a set of sisters... We cover a huge area while the sisters cover just the in-town where most of the members live. To give you an idea of how big our area is, in the mission if you get 1500 miles a month to use, that's a lot! And we get 3000 each month!!! Our area is bigger than most all of the stakes here in the mission. And it’s weird coming from having two wards, one companionship, on bikes - to one ward two companionships and a crappy jeep... But its good, I like is so far! :)
On Saturday we had a baptism, it was a Tongan couple... So you can imagine there was a good feast afterward! I was so full that day is wasn't even funny... haha But I just can’t help but want to always feel the spirit that is at a baptism... I know we always have the spirit with us, there is just a very special spirit that is present at a baptism... Being a witness and watching each individual get baptized is so cool!!! And the people that got baptized are totally solid, and already have an amazing testimony!
Well I have to go now... But it was nice typing to you! Ha-ha. Things are going good down here, and I hope all continues to go well back home! :) It will feel like a couple more weeks then it will be cherry hill all over again and I will be there! Haha! Time is going by way too fast... :\
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
E Barlocker II
1. E' Mckenna is home now... :(
2. We are not weird at all...
3. Gila Valley zone pic! :)