Indeed, the trip went almost too well to be believed! No squawks or squeaks. It was a great time. I am loving this bird, and I will have lots to learn for some time to come. Moving from the FADEC IOF-240 and a fixed pitch propeller to the IO-360 an a constant speed propeller has reminded me of how much we forget if we don't use it regularly.
I have the ingress/egress down, and while a slider may be slightly easier, I'm doing just fine with the tip-up.
I'll send you some notes out of band. Thanks again for thoughts and input!