9am Saturday: Get out of bed well-rested, and hustle to load the K5 onto my NEW Car Trailer for its maiden voyage, and am also excited to try out the new 35" Mud Tires on the K5. Haven't been wheeling in months so just generally excited, but also taking my Wife and 2 kids (Z-5 and Soph-2) as well as our friend Ivory who has never been wheeling before, but wants to try it out. A promising day ahead. Loading up goes well, but takes a bit longer than planned because I couldn't decide how far forward to load the truck. Had to unpackage the new tie-downs and such, but the girls had the gear ready by the time I got the truck ready. By 11am we were off, the K5 was prepped to hold 2 car seats and still have room for all 3 adults and seatbelts for everyone! We spend nearly $100 filling the K5 and the Van for the trip, and leave the gas station to hit the interstate and see how things tow. I got the truck a little too far forward and ti wanted to wag a little above 65, but still towed well all things considered. (G20 High-Top Van with 170K on the rear springs tends to wag a little without towing!) We're on our way!!! Arrive at the trail head parking lot and unload the K5 with only minor incident (nobody killed...) and we all load up in the K5 to hit the trail. We were supposed to meet up with a group so we wouldn't have to be alone, but I was dying to get on the trail so I thought we'd go a ways up and back just to make sure the Baby Girl was going to be OK. About 50 yards up we hit some big rocks and things get bouncy. Baby Girl does ok, but to my amazement, my veteran shotgun partner, my Son who has been on countless trail rides with me, this trail in particular, starts freaking out and wants to stop. I figure he'll get over it and calm down once we get over the rocks. Nope. I'm bewildered. Once Big Brother freaks, Baby Sister freaks. Then Mom freaks and is yelling for everyone to shut up. I'm embarrassed at how much my wife yells anyway, and Ivory NEVER yells, so I'm now responsible for ruining her day and her first ever trail ride. This continues while I turn around and go back down the hill, and to make things even more wonderful is the fact that it keeps popping out of LoLok, so I really didn't get to test out the new tires at all either. We load up probably less than 15 minutes later, and head home, this time with the load a little more well balanced. We hit the home driveway around 5pm and I go to straight to bed. Ivory came up before she left about 8pm and I apologized to her (I take medication that makes me very tired so it's not uncommon for me to just go to bed without warning...) and she was very understanding and said she still enjoyed spending the day with us even if it didn't go as planned. She's always positive... The truck is still on the trailer and I'm thinking of selling the whole shibang and getting out of 4x4ing. At this point I'm the only person in our family that has any interest in going, and I haven't lived here long enough to know who to ask to go along shotgun. I know several guys that go wheeling, but they all have their own trucks too, and it gets pretty boring riding by yourself. I went from having a truck load of potential 4x4 fans to being a loner in less than 50 yards. I could probably get enough out of the K5 and all my 4x4 gear to put a supercharger on the Camaro, another lifelong 'want'... Something I can enjoy every day and the hell with the passenger. My Son loves to go fast, and is constantly asking me to "Pass that Guy Dad" and "Go Faster Dad", but who konws, maybe he'll suddenly lose that desire like he lost the 4x4 bug.