New guy here, but I've been around aviation quite a while. Earned my PP/ASEL in 2001, Instrument in 2003. Flew actively until 2005 when "life" got in the way. I've got about 370 hours total time and logged about 18 hours IMC and 50 hours simulated instrument between 2003-2005. Joined a local flying club a few months ago, now that the chicks have all left the nest. So far I've done a few VFR XC flights and some time in the pattern, to the tune of about 20 hours. I'll primarily be flying a C182 from this point. Feel like I've got the rust shaken off pretty well for VFR flight and now I'm starting to get anxious to get my instrument skills back up to snuff. My primary mission at this point is the occasional visit to my daughter who's going to college in Dallas - about 400 miles from home in KC. I'm comfortable flying VFR for now and driving when the weather doesn't cooperate, but recent cloudy days have reminded me that I'd be stuck on the ground if I was VFR, while being instrument current would let me get through a 1000 ft layer and on my way. But then I pulled out some approach plates and an IFR enroute chart recently and realized I don't remember 95% of what I'm sure I used to know... So I'm debating whether to use one of the online IFR prep courses (Sporty's, King, etc.) or just get with a local CFII and figure out what I don't remember as we go. I'd definitely like to hear from anyone who's been in a similar situation and would appreciate recommendations on a good way to proceed. The Sporty's course seems complete though a bit pricey; King offers a "getting back to IFR" package that is a trimmed-down version of their full IFR package. Anyone with experience using either package care to comment?