I took the bar in Upper Marlboro, MD, and stayed at the illustrious Rips Country Inn (parking lot pictured here). The test took place at a horse show arena. There were definitely birds flying about indoors. Earplugs don't prepare you for that sort of distraction. The test was difficult. I'm not at all sure I passed, but feel happy that I did all the preparation for real and that I took it. That's enough for me for now. If I didn't pass, I'll simply take what I know now and add to it for February's test.