Assateague Island & Ocean City

Roadtrip 1:

Assateague Island, VA- Ocean City, MD – Winterthur, DE

the wild horses on Assateague Island, Maryland

One last roadtrip before going off to summer camp! On our May roadtrip, we had passed by Chincoteague Island and drove by to look at the wild horses. I wanted to go back to the adjacent Assateague Island and actaually do some beach exploring, hiking, and camping. The idea of camping on a beach where wild horses roam sounded like a dream!

Unfortunately, everyone else thought it sounded like a dream too; we didn’t get a chance to reserve a campsite. No worries, we simply stayed at a nearby statepark ($18 a night) and explored the island during the day. We saw many wild horses, explored some dune trails and saw tracks of foxes, raccons, and snakes. The next day we drove over the Ocean City in Maryland to eat some great seafood and laze around a bit, as the mosquitoes were getting to us at the campsite.

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the lake that we camped by ($9/night/pp)
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exploring sand dune trails 
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these horses are completely wild, so don’t go near them! They’re “fatter” than domesticated horses from the salt in the marsh grass they eat.

 

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not happy at the prospect of eating only CLAMS for lunch!

After a magical few days, we stopped by Winterthur in Delaware ($20 admission) on the way back home. This was one of my favorite houses/gardens tours that I had visited, as the gardens themselves were MAGNIFICENT and a nature exploration in themselves, with flowers blooming everywhere, coupled with many museums and history exhibits on the land. Absolutely amazing. There was even a magical village in the middle of the forest, and fields and fields of open grass meadows and flowers.

the Enchanted Forest, Winterthur, DE


straight out of a fairytale

 

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