I'm easing back into blogging after last week's break, so, um, who's ready for vacation photos? Fair warning: ponies ahead.
Edward and I spent the holiday weekend at the Eastern Shore in Chincoteague, Virginia and whooo boy, was it welcome. We both tend toward workaholism, and a weekend in a small beach town allowed (forced?) us to relax in a way that doesn't happen at home. On the agenda: beach, ponies, and ice cream. We managed a 3/3 on that score.
We got to town Friday evening just in time to catch a gorgeous sunset and belly up to a couple of beers and a plate of fried seafood. Normally I like to do extensive restaurant research before a trip to compile a list complete with multiple backup options (no, you're crazy), but this time we just walked until we found a spot that looked like it might serve beer and fried things and we weren't disappointed.
Saturday morning we found a Sandy Pony donut truck while out hunting for breakfast. I'm generally not much of a donut person (as good as they look, that sugar rush always leaves me jittery), but I couldn't say no to a piping hot, fresh-from-the-fryer donut. These were insane. I may just be a convert.
After donuts, Edward and I picked up some sandwiches and packed them up (alongside sunscreen and not nearly enough bug spray) and rented a couple of beach cruisers to bike over to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Maybe it was the donut sugar high, but I fell head over heels in love with this place. If you ever find yourself on the Eastern Shore, do yourself a favor and rent a bike and get to exploring. Biking was a great way to cover a lot of ground on this gorgeous island, and it kept things breezy on a hot day. I'm sure I sound like a travel brochure but for real, I'm smitten.
And did I mention the wild ponies? Because there are wild ponies that live on the island. They swim. They're amazing. This one I snapped on our trip was standing above her foal, who was taking a rest after playing. Smitten, I tell you.
How did you celebrate Memorial Day weekend? Beaches? Sun? Donuts?
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