3:19 PM — Finally put in at Cedar Ford on Maramec River. Spent past three hours preparing: one canoe, three inner tubes, three paddles, one small cooler shaped like fishing bobber containing three Gatorades, three bottles of water, and four beers. Crew: one teenage son, one nine-year-old son with turtle he just caught, one five-year-old daughter, one wife seeking rest and relaxation, and one man trying to get all things organized in timely manner and get on water by reasonable hour. Three-nineteen not reasonable hour; 3:19 late hour. Trying to slow down, though. Trying not to rush everyone. Trying to lean into rest, relaxation, groovy mindset. Take deep breath. We put in. Praise Lord, we now float downriver together.