Here are a few highlights from our trip to Chincoteague & Assateague Islands. First we stopped at my parents house. They live in Gloucester, VA which borders the York River and Chesapeake Bay. The kids helped Grandma snap some string beans before we left.
We had another wonderful time at the "little red house." (You can see our trip from last year on the bottom of this post).
This year, Dad took his boat and we were able to enjoy a day of fishing on Chincoteague Bay. We saw a pod of dolphin, a stingray, and a ginormous horseshoe crab. The beach was great and the kids enjoyed digging in the sand and playing in the surf. A couple of days the ocean had a lime green tint (which I had never seen). The lifeguard sad it was an algae bloom from the north. I don't know if this is the same thing as a green tide or not, but it was accompanied by a funky smell that permeated our suits. However, being the ocean lovers that we are, it did not deter us from riding the waves and swimming like fish.
This year we visited the Chincoteague Pony Centre. We attended one of their nightly shows and were very impressed. Allison was excited to see a "living" Breyer horse. I didn't think we would make it out of the centre (she could probably live there - LOL). I definitely think she will participate in a day camp next year.