Monday, May 11, 2009

Assateague Island

Last weekend we visited Assateague Island, a barrier off of the Maryland Coast. The three-hour drive was filled with green fields and forests. It was beautiful. We camped just over the dunes from the beach and listened to the waves crashing all night long.
The waves always make Ethan a little nervous but the sand made him forget all of that.
The trip marked the first time I have ever camped on a beachand eaten a tin foil dinner (which was slightly burnt, but still pretty tasty).
We spent most of our time sitting around the campfire
and snacking and laughing.
We woke up to wild ponies rummaging through our camp.
Ethan thought they were cool until one approached and knocked him over with its nose.

Ryan thought they were cool until one knocked our cooler over and started digging through our food. So he hit the horse in the snout with the cooler lid. I'm pretty sure that's against park policy but somebody had to save our Capri Suns!

We didn't sleep much, but we had a great time. I am already planning next summer's trip. Let me know if you are in.


Becky Fernandez said...

i wish...!! looks like tons of fun!

mckenzie said...

oh man! let's do it when i come out again! i want to camp on the beach with wild horses!

Nan said...

Wow, camping in May. That looks like a lot of fun. How funny to have wild ponnies in your campsite.
Ok, if you have never had tin foil dinners, we surely need to make the next reunion a camping one. We use to do it all the time.

Artsy Aut said...

We had tons of fun! Send me some of your photos, we have none since the death of our camera about 2 hours after we got there!

Anonymous said...

I'm in!!!

mookie mama said...

i'm in!

Kipp and Ashlee said...

How cool! Wild ponies?! Those only exist in the movies! And then Ryan has to go an beat one up. What's up with Kipp's friends and abusing animals??? Looks like it was a fun family outing, nonetheless.

Karissa Kay said...

So sad we missed it but we'll definitely be there next year! (if we're invited again...)

CTW said...

Wow, wild ponies and camping! what fun.