My Mother Always Said…

“…If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

Our stay on the island of Chincoteague, to see the wild horses of Assateague is something I’m going to say very little about. If you are a parent of a daughter that has read the “Misty” books you might have heard of it.

DSC04809 DSC04816 I recommend you stay home, play on your local beach and visit a nearby horse farm. Amber however, is forever the trooper, and although it was nothing like the magical images she has held in her mind since reading those books in fifth grade, she was still smiling.

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Assateague Lighthous wild ponies...?  DSC04813

Assateague is a National Wildlife Reserve off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. It is a beautiful natural sanctuary for bird-watching and wildlife viewing. The wild ponies, however, were viewed from quite a distance (the photo above is with a 10x zoom), or they were penned up. The motel (the only one on the island that allowed pets) and the restaurant we had dinner at in Chincoteague could not have been worse…but better things are coming!

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