Want a relaxing vacation? Go to Chincoteague Island in Virginia (I guess you could go to the Maryland side but I wouldn’t recommend it). Anyway, we went the end of May and it was fantastic. For one, the house was gorgeous and on the water, two- we went the week before Memorial Day weekend so it was cheaper than usual and it was before all the crowds came to visit!
What was the reason for the trip? Well Chincoteague Island is known for the beach but more importantly for the wild ponies that live there. You have to travel over a little bridge from Chincoteague Island to Assateague Island where the ponies actually are (it was about a 5 minute drive for us). Assateague Island is part of both Maryland and Virginia. The Maryland side has completely “wild” ponies, the wander around and do what they please. The Virginia side is a little different, though there are wild ponies you can’t get very close to them unless you kayak. However, the Virginia side is a lot cleaner, the ponies are taken care of and the beach is a lot nicer.
Anyway, activities that we did? Well, we went kayaking to get closer to the ponies, ate out a lot (the seafood is so much cheaper compared to up here), went on a boat ride, walked the sand dunes and had a few beach days. During one of those beach days, we had a BBQ and a campfire with smores. It’s the first time I have ever had a campfire on the beach and it was amazing. I can’t wait to do it again.
This was the perfect 60th birthday week-vacation for my mom. That was the whole point but I would go back in a heart beat.