It was an exceptionally nice week off work. We took a short trip down south early in the week and was back home by Friday. If you’re curious about our road trip, here are a few clues about what we did.

The weather on Saturday included freezing rain which made it perfect weather to spend time in the shack. And this weekend, the bands didn’t completely disappoint. Mind you, the bands are not at all in “good” shape, but they were tolerable and that was enough to keep me occupied.

POTA, SOTA, and the Virginia QSO Party all helped fill my log. Then later on Saturday evening I plugged in the straight key and spent time with my SKCC friends.

Sunday morning was more SKCC fun, including working F5UQE and F6HKA back-to-back on 20 CW. All with five watts to the wire antenna.

After that, I cooked dinner and enjoyed the company of our daughter and three-week old granddaughter before we settled down to watch a Winnipeg Jets hockey game Sunday evening.

A very nice week and weekend and despite the fact that I’ll be back to work by the time you read this, I’m sure the memories will last until at least our next break from work and a road trip to Branson, Missouri for the OzarkCon QRP Convention in April.