Pony Island

August 9, 2011

Sorry I've been absent for two days. We decided to take a weekend trip down to Assateague (aka Pony Island). It was the first time Molly had ever seen the ocean and the first time Lily ever remembered seeing the ocean. So, lots of fun ensued.
I didn't take my DSLR for fear I'd get sand in it. And in hindsight, I think I made the right decision. When you go to the beach, everything gets sand in it. Everything. But we did use the iphones which sufficed and took lots of videos.

It was hot. But the water was cold.

Lily and Molly had a healthy fear of the ocean while still having fun. Although on the second day, shortly before this picture was taken, Lily saw a horseshoe crab washed up on the shore and subsequently another floating in the water which scarred her for a good hour from entering the ocean.
Brian managed to convince Lily to get buried in the sand. Although she was embarrassed about taking a photo for posterity and tried to keep me from documenting the event.
But was unsuccesful.
Ocean rushing beneath feet.
It was a four hour car drive up and back but the girls behaved....considering....
Breakfast at Ocean City coffee shop.
Goodbye ocean.

12 {comments}:

jhelene said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I LOVE Assateague! I haven't been in many years but we vacationed there when I was young. There is a book series about Assateague and neighboring Chincotoeague. The first book is called Misty of Chincoteague. Your girls might like them!

Brooke Cassell said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, how did you get *those* photos with an iPhone?! They're beautiful, and the trip looks like it was so fun!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the photo with your daughter and the horses in the background...at the beach! How awesome!!

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like it was a lot of fun! The pictures are so pretty!

Kiki burleigh said... Best Blogger Tips

YAY! My hometown. Love Assateague, my favorite place! Especially in winter. And if I am not mistaken that is Sorianos Coffee Shop on Dorchester Street in OC! Looks like you had fun!

My25Cents said... Best Blogger Tips

I have definitely missed your more 'personal' posts lately. So glad to hear about you & your family.

I LOVE Assateague Island. It's like stepping back in time for some reason. I think each child should have the chance to experience the wild ponies. There are SOME good things about living here....

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

Assateague is great - i live only a few hours away in central virginia. I've only been in the winter, but the horses are always friendly.. i'm glad you and you're family were able to make it down! It's a great experience for your little girl :)

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Having grown up in and still living in Sydney, it seems crazy that your girls can be so old and not have seen the ocean! but isnt the beach an amazing place.... and those little ponies! We may have great beaches in Sydney, but none of them have ponies! that sounds like so much fun :)

Monica Lee said... Best Blogger Tips

HI Love these photos! especially the sandy bum! ha! So cute. I grew up in Hawaii and I was so frightened by crabs...actually I sorta still am....eek!

Eileen said... Best Blogger Tips

I am from the good old eastern shore too! We were there last week as well--Thursday actually. Did you stop by Dumsers for an extra thick shake? It's a must next time you guys go!

lili ash said... Best Blogger Tips

It's so ironic how picturesque the beach is, yet so inhospitable for cameras... Still you took such beautiful pictures!

Meredith said... Best Blogger Tips

hahaaha! love these pics and i bet your kiddos will dig 'em forever too;)

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