We spent Memorial Day weekend up at Mongaup Pond. It was our fifth time camping there. Saturday was bitterly cold and wet, so we mostly stayed inside. I caught a Pickerel for breakfast on Sunday, and we found a friendly frog:
We went for a nice ride down to a nearby covered bridge, and I towed B for part of the ride. M got to try out his new 700c road bike. On the way there M rode almost to the top of an 1100’ climb with grades approaching 20% in spots.
We also did a good bit of kayaking. I’ve recently made a number of modifications to the RV, so it was nice to test them all out and see how well they worked.
Shabbos was wonderful on Assateague Island as always. This morning I rode to Ocean City and back:
On the way back, I saw some horses.
The kids played on the beach again:
We left in the afternoon to get home by nightfall. We had a wonderful trip!
We had a great day building sand castles on Assateague Island:
I went for a bike ride inland through the town of Berlin and into the farmlands beyond:
Good Shabbos from Assateague Island!
This morning, we continued North to visit Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, which preserves the first English Colony established in North America in 1587:
The kids received their Junior Ranger badges:
Continuing North, we visited the Wright Brothers National Monument:
Looking out from where the Wright brothers launched their airplanes:
Working on the Junior Ranger workbooks:
An Osprey flew by and landed in an adjacent field:
Walking the flight line:
Looking back at the launch site:
We continued North to reach Assateague Island, which we’ve visited several times before, well after dark.
Today we visited the Okefenokee Swamp. We paid for a boat ride through the swamp:
The kids got to drive for a bit:
Our river guide said that Anhingas are called “water turkeys” but seemed to be offended when I asked if they were a food bird.
Back on shore, we toured a restored homestead in the swamp:
Driving North, we visited Fort Pulaski National Monument. We arrived less than an hour before closing, so we only had time to quickly walk through. In the distance, we could see a tanker lumbering by:
Union rifled guns were able to pierce the masonry walls, which led to a Confederate surrender within an hour of the first shot fired:
We drove a bit farther North before overnighting at a Walmart.