Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Assateague Island

Wow. It's been awhile since I've gave some input here on the blog. I've been thinking lately and I miss contributing here. I want to make it a habit to come here more often and share words. I have a lot of things that I want to do lately but it seems that time has a way of making things hard. I have so many posts started and not finished. So many photos I want to share that I haven't yet. :( It's a struggle between kids, work, housework, working out and trying to squeeze in some other writing that I've been working on.

I'm making it a mid year resolution to try my best to take a little time and blog more often. We have so many fun and exciting things to share that I must. I see a website revamp coming, some news ads/collaborations and some life/work-out posts coming...

Now that I got that off my chest, I'm going to share with you our photos from Assateague and Chincoteague Island. Scarlett turned 6 in May and she has been asking to go see the wild ponies on the beach ever since I told her it was such a thing. So we packed up the SUV and made the 7-8 hour drive to Ocean City MD where we stayed for a few days. We had plans on swimming in our hotel pool, walking the beach and riding bikes on the Boardwalk. But the weather had other plans for us. It was SUCH a cold spring along the east coast this year. When I say cold, I mean we are JUST starting to see 70's now and it's JUNE!!!! It was rainy and cold and not that nice for our little getaway. Thankfully we had a great indoor pool area and the kids still had fun for the first day. We also did get to spend some time on the beach when the rain let up. We took advantage of the sunny days to drive another hour to Chincoteague Island and go on a pony boat tour and then walk the beaches in search of them. And we DID find them! They were all over the Assateague State Park and if I had only known that this was the easiest place to see them then I could have saved us a lot of searching. My dad and step-mother met us there and it was nice to have them walk the beaches with the kids and search for sea shells. My sister came along too, which the kids loved. We let Scarlett choose the activities for a whole day. She chose Horses, tacos, miniature golf, go karts and more horses. Good choices, right? It was a nice family trip that I won't soon forget.

If you ever get the chance to go to Assateague/Chincoteague Island, or if you have a horse lover in the family, I highly suggest going here. We stopped and talked to a park ranger who told us spring time is ideal there. No bugs, less crowd and still not too bad of weather.

The ride from NY was realllllllyyyyyyyy long and I give Ty credit for taking the night shift and driving straight through so the kids could sleep. But it was worth it to see Scarlett's eyes light up when we spotted the mother horses with the new babies only a week or so old. We also got to see dolphins swim right beside us on our boat tour!! Somehow I didn't get any pictures of that but I DID get it on my Snapchat if you happened to see that. Scarlett left a very happy girl and we got to check off more adventures from our list. 

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