At Assateague

Hello! We are currently at Assateague in our ‘beach house’. It’s not exactly on the beach, but it’s close and quaint, so I guess it fits the title. 🙂

We arrived here Monday night, so we didn’t do much the first day. About a half an hour before we got here, there was a big storm and we pulled over into a parking lot to wait it out a bit. That’s about as exciting as the first day of vacation got. 😛

Yesterday (Tuesday) we went to the beach. The water was frigid! But there were waves, so it was pretty fun. 🙂 Then we made our traditional sand fortress. Usually when we go to the beach we make a sandcastle with lots of trenches and walls around it to see if it can stand against the tide. Usually it doesn’t.

My perfectionist brother smoothing the walls of the trench, pictured below.

sand castle making

And the finished castle – before the waves swept half of it away. Then my brothers decided to just trample over it. The Fortress of the Frigid Beach is no more.

sand castle at beach

We’ve seen several wild ponies! One galloped right past us as we were walking down the boardwalk at the beach. And another tried to race Dad as we were driving back. But the pony got distracted by a clump of grass and came to an abrupt halt, leaving us the winners of the race. It’s so funny to see horses trotting about the parking lots and walking down sidewalks and roads.

wild pony at assateague galloping

I took this picture right as he was stopping.

assateague pony stopping

wild pony at assateague beach by people

Today we went to Chincoteague which wasn’t actually all that great. After waiting a long time for lunch we drove around a bit and went home. The car rides were probably the most interesting, with my younger brother jabbering constantly while we played the alphabet game on the way there, and on the way back my little sister came up with some (very, very strange) ‘would you rather’ questions.

Anyway, here are some more beach-y pictures that I’ve taken. Some of them are kinda over edited, now that I see them again, but oh well. 🙂

Jeff’s cap (pictured here) safely back on his head after a thrilling adventure of being swept into the wind after Jeff stuck his head out of the window while we were driving down the road.

jeff at assateague

The picture below explains why I don’t often paint my toenails (or fingernails).

barefoot gal

This picture is one of my favorites.  I wish the waves were a little less gray though. 😛

flip-flops at beach with waves in background

The journey into the numbing waters…

people at beach

I took this picture right before a wave washed over my feet! This is my favorite one that I’ve taken so far.

waves ocean feet beach sand

I noticed the horse hair caught in the splinters after I took this picture. 🙂

wooden posts at assateague beach

There are a bunch of hydrangeas here. I think it must have something to do with northern Atlantic beaches. (or at least non-southern) beaches. XD Rhode Island had them too.

blue hydrangea

Ta-ta for now!

which is your favorite picture?

do you ever try making sand castles like the one we made?

megan signoff

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67 thoughts on “At Assateague

      1. These dares are annoying yet hilarious. 😛
        Yeah… but there’s no mail today because it’s a federal holiday. SNIFF. XD

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  1. Beautiful pictures! I loved them!!!! Looks like loads of fun! And after going to the ocean, I know that it’s A LOT A LOOOOOOOT OF FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!! XD

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      1. No, it was one the trip was my FIRST TIME EVER GOING!!!!!!!!!!!! In TX actually on the trip, it was AMAZING! We went on an ISLAND!

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      2. Are you there? I don’t mean to be rude, but I want to chat with you sometime on tlk.io about rabbit stuff.. I’ve got some questions… I’m thinking I probably won’t be getting rabbits…but I still want to talk to you guys first! 😉

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