A few weeks ago, we had a beautiful cool morning and decided to take the kids on a hike overlooking the Meramec River in Castlewood State Park. Even though we live in the suburbs of a large city, it's surprisingly easy to find a secluded hiking trail through the woods somewhere nearby without having to spend hours in the car. We are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous area, surrounded by forests, rivers, streams and hills. We also have an abundance of incredible state parks and wildlife preserves in the St. Louis area where you can hike, play in the creeks, fish, camp, kayak and observe the wildlife; Missouri is a treasure trove of these types of hidden gems.
I was going to bring my big camera along, but at the last minute I decided to leave it at home and do something totally different. Instead, I brought along this crappy little camcorder that we bought when Mac was born and then never used. It's nothing fancy and the battery is nearly shot, but I thought it might be fun to have some video of our hike to document some of those little things that photos just can't capture. This was my very first attempt putting together a video so it's a bit rough around the edges. I threw this together in iMovie, which was surprisingly easy to use. Looking back, there are a lot of things I wish I would have gotten more of (Mac's voice, conversations, etc.), but overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I got some really cute shots of Mac running around with his two walking sticks, playing in the mud, bouncing around and leading the charge. I got a couple shots of Mim talking and enjoying the scenery. Lots of shots of our family, just out about and exploring. These are things that I never want to forget.
So, if you have 3.5 minutes to spare, I'd love to share our adventure with you...enjoy!
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