After leaving Big Bend National Park in Texas we headed west to Arizona. We spent a week in Benson, Arizona and a week in Tucson.
Back in late September while attending the Albuquerque Hamfest I took and passed the General exam, raising my amateur radio license from Technician to General. I decided then I wanted to take the Extra exam to achieve the highest level amateur radio license. The fact that Bill is an Extra probably had something to do with it. Studying for the exam involved learning and memorizing over seven hundred questions about radio frequencies, antennas, policies, electrical components, etc. It was hard! I spent October studying and while we were in Tucson the amateur radio club there held testing on Nov 11th. I took the test and passed, only missing one question! Glad to know the brain and memory still works. I even got a celebration cake with my call sign on it. Thanks Bill!
While in Tucson we also met the Walmart floor cleaning robot. We named him Robbie the Robot and had a good laugh at him. I saw a small boy, about three years of age, trying to talk to Robbie. So cute!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone from Bill and Diane!!