I got up early this morning to watch the sunrise:
As we left, we spotted some horses on the marsh/bay side of the island:
At the visitor center:
On the way back home, we went through Dover AFB, and they have a great museum right off the freeway! The tarmac houses a variety of vintage transport aircraft:
In the cockpit:
No shortage of space here:
In the C-130:
I love this shot:
M stands next to the largest of a series of rectangles that originate at the blue sign in the background. This largest rectangle, which extends from where M is standing to the blue sign, represents the floor space of a C-5 Galaxy.
B in the photo-op kiddie plane:
M shows off a patch he bought in the gift shop. B is wearing her Assateague Island Junior Ranger badge. M and B both completed the program. B’s program receives a pin-on badge, while M’s program for older children receives a patch.
What a trip! We hope to take the RV out for another adventure soon!
Yesterday afternoon, the four of us tried to ride from the campsite to the visitor center, which is on the mainland. It was a bit much for B, so we turned back. Today, Trish dropped M and I off at the visitor center and we rode back together:
On the way, we saw a horse attempting to carjack a tourist. Thankfully, the horse was placated with a snack:
Arts and crafts time:
By monday, we truly had our part of the island to ourselves:
We went for a ride and ran into another horse:
“Son, it’s time you learn how to build a sand castle”:
The ocean always wins:
Who says the beach can’t be fun in February?
Eager to test out our new RV, we decided to head down to Assateague Island National Seashore for an extended weekend. We left home on Saturday night around 10PM, and arrived at Assateague Island at 2:45AM. It worked out well, since the kids slept for most of the trip.
Breakfast in the RV:
The kids had never been to the ocean before, and I had never been to the Atlantic, so it was a real treat to go take a look after breakfast:
We still have our kites from our honeymoon, so Trish gave it a whirl:
M helped launch the kite:
More senseless acts of frolicking:
Gulls and Grebes:
After lunch, we hopped on our bikes and rode out to the southern end of the road:
When we got to the end of the road, we encountered a herd of Asateague’s wild horses:
We then rode over to the bay side of the island, to the old ferry terminal:
That evening, M and I went back down to the beach. On our way over, we saw a horse walking through the campground:
Moonrise over Assateague:
Since it was February, we were one of only a few campers in the campground, which was nice.