Took the checkride today and passed! BUT I have to say I kind of feel like the day I was leaving the hospital with the kid? Wait.. What? You want me to do this on my own? Who's going to make sure I don't do something stupid?! So.. Here I go. Tomorrow will be my first solo IFR trip (700nm). Although it seems pretty simple. Pretty much VFR most of the way. The questions I have are: 1. For you recreational pilots, like me, what strategies do you use to stay proficient (not necessarily current)? 2. What is my next purchase for avionics? I have a garmin 430w coupleed with a 396 (w/weather) built in, autopilot. No ADSB out yet. I have the foreflight/stratus (yoke mounted) with backup ipad. What avionics should I be looking at to back up or replace what I have with a 10 - 20k budget? I have some ideas but would like to hear what the more experienced folks here think the best bang for my budget would be.