We spent the end of last week relaxing and exploring nature on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It was a lot of fun spending the end of summer together and playing on the beach. We visited our friends, played in the waves (which were violent due to an offshore hurricane,) dug holes in the sand, battled the mosquitoes, watched some wild ponies, rode bikes around the National Seashore Park, watched the sunset over the bay, took a trolley ride, and ate great food! It was a blast!
We stayed at the Refuge Inn, which is just over the bridge from Assateague Island in Chincoteague, VA. The family-run Inn was wonderful! Such a pretty hotel with the most gracious staff. I fell in love with Chincoteague a few years ago when I went there on a day trip with my friends who have a summer home on the Chesapeke Bay in Maryland. Ever since first visiting I've wanted to go back for a few days to really check it out. It reminds me of an old-fashioned, quaint beach town, the way the beach towns of New Jersey used to be, when they weren't so overcrowded. I loved walking around Historic Chincoteaque, a section of the island on the Chincoteague Bay that had some fun shops, good restaurants and a great little park (where those huge Adirondack chairs were!) We ate at Woody's Eatery for lunch several times, because it's just awesome! And we spent some time at Island Creamery, and ice cream shop that was voted as having the best ice cream in the country....we agree!
It was a great way to wrap up our summer of fun!
My husband made the following movie of a few more highlights from our summer. Check it out!