I got my Instrument Rating back in April, but unfortunately never got any actual IMC. I basically vowed to not fly actual IMC until I had done it with an instructor, even though I had my IR. Well today my buddy @Walboy invited me down to KCGZ to fly in his Cherokee 180 as the weather was looking perfect for some actual IMC. It turned out to be a perfect day for IMC! Logged 1.0 of actual today and man was it a blast. Shot the new RNAV 23 almost down to minimums! Then we shot the RNAV 5 to minimums! We thought we might actually have to shoot the missed. Anyways, what a blast! Kind of funny I got my first actual IMC and both approaches were almost/at minimums. Thanks to Walt for his time and for letting me fly his airplane - all for free. Amazing. One of the best aviation experiences to date. I'm hooked!