This week marked two years on my mission. It weird, as a kid, I was always taught that a mission was two years long, but I've been out for two years and still have three weeks left. I`m not complaining. It`s great out here. I don`t have a whole lot of time to email, because I wasted all of the time by playing with the maps on LDS.org. They've been updated so they are pretty cool now. I even saw my own picture on it.
The train pass does seem a lot better for the second half of the time. I know all of the cheaper train lines around Kobe, Osaka, and Kyoto. If you know the smaller companies well, they are much cheaper than JR. I`m excited for us to hang out and do all this fun stuff. We`ve got to see the sky tree when we`re in Tokyo. I heard it`s the new tallest building in the world. My friend (someone we baptized), goes to the Shibuya ward in Tokyo, and Elder S. who is going home at the same time as me also goes to the Shibuya ward. It might be fun to go there. There is a really big famous festival in Kyoto while we are there. It is the Gion Festival. You should be excited. There will be more people there than you`ve ever seen in your life.
I`ll write you again next week, and the week after.