And on a misty, cloudy morning in Humboldt county, that is precisely what we did.
As the hordes of students ambled by on the way to their classes, we got several different reactions. Some laughs, some cold shoulders, plenty of snippets of conversation that didn't include us ("-they have castles!"), but I was pleasantly surprised at the number who actually stopped to have an open minded conversation with us.
After an uplifting conversation with several students (who then left to go to class), we got to talk to another student who approached us. She asked us lots of good questions, and was determined to get each of the four missionaries present to talk.
At one point in the conversation, she turned to me and said, "So why are you Mormon?"