Monday, September 13, 2010

The Beach

After the frenetic pace of Washington, DC, it was so refreshing to visit the beach.

I thought about posting pictures with the words "Sun", "Sand", and "Rest" for this post, but I have too many memories I want to preserve.

We went to Chincoteague, VA, home of the famous Chincoteague Ponies. It was mellow and slow-paced, quiet and intimate. Just what we needed.

The only shot of the ponies...see the little dots?

The first afternoon, we drove around and checked out the island.

Then we drove over to Assateague Island National Wildlife Refuge. We stopped at the beach just to, ahem... dip our toes in.

The next day, we spent the day at the beach. The weather was hot, the water was cool. Perfect. Cupcake loved it until she got a few snootfuls of saltwater. She spent most of the day playing in the sand. Steve stayed with her because ocean swimming is not his favorite. The three big kids and I had a great time "wave jumping". I had so much fun, but I must admit that I'm not as young as I used to be. Holding my own against the ocean was quite a workout. :-)

We hiked to a pony viewing area, but saw no ponies. The only wildlife we encountered were the voracious mosquitoes. Do you see the neon sign over Sugar that blinks, "MOSQUITO BUFFET - ALL YOU CAN EAT!"? Well the mosquitoes did!

The following morning, we hiked over to the Assateague Lighthouse.

Then we left for the outskirts of Baltimore, which was to be the grand finale of our epic vacation.

Blessings to you,

1 comment:

Kim said...

How all are living the American dream right now!!! :) Looks like alot of fun! Poor time keep a dryer sheet with you...they don't come around those.

We do need to get together to redo your've got some awesome pictures...of course you could always just upload that newest family one from the lighthouse until we are able to get to it!!! :)