Jason, biggest congratulations my friend. I hope that all three of you get rest and enjoy your journey.
iagreeWatch the windy days and always use barbless hooks. You think it hurts when that clouser hits YOU in the back of the head????
Getting Truman out there in the fresh air and on the water is the important and most satisfying part of it all. A fish...a bonus!
My recommendation is to go for short excursion where you don't have to pack much. Hit your "rock" for an hour and call it good. Kids add a lot to the preparation.