This past week, my wife, kids and I took a 5 day trip from Michigan down to the Dallas Area (McKinney) in the Baron 58. We left last Saturday and returned home yesterday (Thursday). Weather was eventful in Michigan--both leaving and returning --but the trip was excellent otherwise. While I was down there I was able to take one of my sisters and her husband up and my other sister and her family up. Both flights were very docile considering they were all (except one sister) first timers; however, that "one" sister, who previously flew with me in our Cardinal RG, asked to accompany me on a fuel run up to Sherman Tx in hopes that I would give her the "exciting" flight treatment. The exciting flight treatment merely included Vy climb takeoffs (we were very light, so the deck angle was pretty severe at 104 kts), a couple steep turns, a descending 360, and a short field landing. I was amazed that she was giddy with excitement before, during, and after. She was huggin' me afterward saying how great it was. The real kicker was that my wife finally asked to fly on our flight home--first time ever! Atta girl! Here is a video of the trip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMf5clAyz1c And a couple of pictures (more here: http://www.pbase.com/jlsphoto/family_2007_12_29 ): My wife at the controls.