Assateague Sukkos 2016, Day 3: Flying and Wild Horses

Shabbos on Assateague Island National Seashore was pleasant.  The weather was great and we went for a number of walks in the area.

This morning was sunny and warm.  The ocean is on the other side of the protective dune:

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I drove over to the local airport to fly my PPG over Assateague:

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Launch of flight #111:

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Assateague Island lies beyond the bay at the end of the runway:

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Flying south, I overflew the undeveloped northern section of Assateague:

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Flying north, the city of Ocean City, Maryland is visible on the southern end of Fenwick Island, across the channel from the northern tip of Assateague Island:

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Approaching the airport:

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This video contains my four flights during this trip:

I raced back to the RV to exit our campsite by the 11AM checkout.  We relocated to the day use area for the rest of the day.  The kids went off to the beach, and Trish and I stayed back at the RV.  I was in touch with Cherie and Chris, two fulltime RVers whose adventures I have been following on their blog Technomadia since a year or so before the trip.  They happened to be staying at the state campground on Assateague, and they rode their bikes over to say hello.  It was great to meet them in person, and our conversation quickly turned to topics at the confluence of technology and mobile living.

At lunchtime, a group of Assateague’s feral horses wandered through the parking lot:

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After lunch, we relocated to Ahavat Shalom, the synagogue where we will be spending the first two days of Sukkos.  We set up our sukkah:

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Our lovely parking lot campsite:

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Happy Sukkos from Ocean City, Maryland!

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Assateague Sukkos 2016, Day 1: Back on the Road!

Presumably you know by now that after the end of the trip, we initially decided to move to Phoenix, then decided to stay in New York.  This is the first time the RV has moved since the end of the trip!

Today we got up early and cleared our driveway at 8:30AM.  We drove south, stopping in New Jersey for cheap propane.  We continued south to Assateague Island National Seashore.

I’m sure you’re asking yourself “Haven’t you visited Assateague Island a number of times in the past?” Why yes, yes we have.  Those trips are listed on the All RV Trips page.  Assateague was our favorite pre-trip East Coast RV destination, and we spent time here in the winter of 2009, fall of 2009, fall of 2010, and fall of 2011.

This time we arrived in the afternoon.  We parked the RV at an angle so our windows would be facing the trees, not our neighbor’s RV:

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Good Shabbos from Assateague Island!