Looked like fun Bill! I miss taking lessons, but that was many many moons ago. Since then I've only been up a few times in a civvie. Last time was a few years ago when I went up with a friend of my sis-in-laws from church. He had a Piper Arrow and let me taxi from the apron out to the runway. Then he did the run ups and let me taxi in position and take off, and I was PIC for about 30 minutes.
We popped down to Coolidge where they have a fly-in breakfast every 1st Saturday of the month. Pilots from all over come in to eat and chat. You even see a lot of WWII era stuff.
After breakfast we flew back to the field and dropped off two guys that had gone with us, then he and I went back out for some messing around for about an hour. Good times!