Took the kiddos up for what is becoming our annual pre-school year trip to the Cove and used it as a chance to try out a few things.
New to the truck SD low rack...def feel like it helps the trucks lines a little more than the high (though I never minded the high rack).
Tried out a water resistant (advertised as waterproof but I've found few things in life are actually that...) cargo bag. I'd been torn as my desire was to go with sealine or perhaps some white water rafting duffles but for the type of pack out I do the expense wasn't worth the investment. This was fairly cheap and well reviewed on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-07203-W...roof+cargo+bag). For the purposes of this, it functioned as intended with a little precip day 1. Didn't come close to max capacity
Fits well on the back of an SD rack, still space up front for some pelican cases and room in between for more stuff if needed.
I like being able to see out of my rear & right rear windows...the bag facilitates this by moving light/bulky stuff onto the roof and leaving the rear for coolers/dry goods/etc. We didn't have much packing discipline on this trip b/c we didn't need it (I've got daughters...that's a lost cause anyway).
The eldest did have her first day on the range...round 1 all I'd brought in long guns was an MP5SD .22...we'll call this the modified seated
Top target is her first shot...child of a Marine.
She walked off the range that morning with the silly grin and the comment "I never knew something like that could be so fun". That prompted a quick trip down to the Walmart to get a more suitable beginner gun so she now has a 10-22 vice just the subgun clone.
All told a great trip out with the truck being used as intended, and this shot captures the end of the day as we stopped by a friend's to continue picking some parts off a 97 parts truck.