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Videos are finally here!

LakeBVWell after a very busy week at work, I’ve finally had time to take some video using the DJI Phantom and the GoPro3 Camera. These videos are posted on our newly created YouTube Channel. We’ve had a great deal of fun making these videos and it only intensifies the anticipation of our upcoming camping trip. There will be many many opportunities on our trip to record footage of the kids on their various adventures. And we’ll definitely do a few fly overs at the campground, including a overhead shot of the river.

Speaking of camping. The trailer is being washed at and serviced at Camping World as I type this. I was in their service department and couldn’t resist buying a set of patio lights. I’ve been holding out on buying a set just because I thought the cost was a little high, but today I found what I’ve been waiting for… Clearance! They had a set of teardrop shaped awning lights on clearance for under 9 bucks. I couldn’t find a set online anywhere to link to, but I will take pictures of them when we use them at the end of the month.

Soon we will be in packing mode for the upcoming trip and the anticipation is unbelievable. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the videos!

This first video is our first flight with the camera attached. Really just having fun in the neighborhood. I was amazed at how high the Phantom could fly and how fast it was. Even this close to home we had a blast.

Next video has some great shoots of the water at the Bella Vista Lake walking trail in Bella Vista, AR.

Here is a night time video that we had to take, because I do not like storing the batteries fully charged. I’d rather charge them fresh when I need them, so the kids and I had a little fun flying at night. Not much to see, but the lights make it interesting.

And finally just a few short clips of the kids getting into the GoPro action. I even got action footage of Ziva in her Dune Racer and the other kids in their favorite wagon. They really enjoy watching themselves after we take the footage. It’s a family fun event.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your next adventure!

Chris

We Have a New Photographer!

Introducing the DJI Phantom 1. Once we add a GoPro Camera, it will be our preferred method of taking campground aerial and action videos. Although I’m still getting used to it (we’ve only had a few test flights) I am thoroughly impressed. It goes higher, faster, and is more stable than I would have ever imagined. It’s really going to make my favorite things list pretty quickly.  Of course the kids really love watching the flights and the fly by’s. I’m really looking forward to flying it and taking some great videos when we camp at the end of the month. I’ll be sure to post them here after I take them. I’m also looking forward to strapping the GoPro Camera to the kid’s Dune Racer and getting some action videos of them having a blast. This is going to be a pretty cool trip, so cool it’s growing into a  longer weekend as I’ve extended our reservations!

We also have two new pages up as of last night. The first is a quick guide to Scavenger Hunting. It’s a few ideas to help get you started when the kids are looking for some fun at the campground. Our kids love scavenger hunting and the photo scavenger hunts are a new twist on the old favorite. Most parents carry cell phones with cameras, so it’s an easy way to get pictures of your trip as well as have fun with the kids. The second new page is another living document under Helpful Information on things we consider to be The Essentials. Some of the items listed may seem basic and a some of them may seem to be a luxury, but we really consider them to be essential.

Well, the countdown has begun and the campers are preparing! Our first trip of the season is getting close. Thanks for visiting and see you on your next adventure!

Chris