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Apr 17, 2019 - Ponies and Rockets

We've been at Tom's Cove Campground in Chincoteague for the last several days. Our site faces the waters of Tom's Cove and the Asseteague Island Lighthouse. The island is about a mile or so away and you can see a herd of the famous Chncoteague ponies grazing in the salt marsh. I got up early yesterday to catch a sunrise for a change. It was cold but beautiful morning. I thought I might catch the Milky Way, but I got out a little too late. Later we drove over to Asseteague Island to see if we could see some ponies unfortunately we only saw...

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Jun 12, 2018 - First Entry - Chincoteague Va

This will be my first attempt at keeping a trip journal. We spent the weekend at Toms Cove Campground in Chincoteague, Va with Lauren and Juliana. The weather was better than we expected and we had 2 nice days. We left Friday afternoon around 1:30 or so. The girl finished their last day of school for the year that morning. We decided to try taking the Bay Bridge instead of the back roads since we were leaving earlier than normal and to let the girls see the bridge. Baltimore beltway was backed up a couple of places so it took longer than...

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Homer's Adventures

Oct 12, 2014 - All Good Things Must Come to an End!

It was a great week but as the title indicates we had to head home today. Met Mom and Bonnie for breakfast at McDonalds. Bonnie was coming back to PA for a few days so Dad rode home w/ her and Mom with me. Ran into a couple of little snafus, then had to stop by work for a few minutes but finally dropped Mom off around 6:30. Hopefully we can do it again next year!

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This Land Is My Land

Oct 11, 2014 - Chincoteague - Day 6

Received text from Bonnie she and Mom were having breakfast at Chincoteague Diner so Dad and I joined them. Mom and Bonnie headed off to the Farmer's Market while Dad and I went home. I hung out for a while and read. Mom and Bonnie came home and said they had heard this duo performing at the Farmer's Market whom they really liked. Mom bought me a CD of the one guy, whose name was Greg Shipe. They were playing at AJ's on the Creek that evening and we decided to head over to listen. In the mean time I decided to take a bike ride. Took along a...

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Oct 10, 2014 - Chincoteague - Day 5

Weather had been absolutely gorgeous the entire week. Today it became overcast and rained a bit later in the day. The plan was for all of us to ride bike together today. I left earlier to get in a bit extra riding. Met the rest of the crew a bit later near Chicken City Road and Maddox. We headed out through to Assateague. Took the short stretch around the Wildlife Loop to get to the Black Duck Trail and over to Woodland Trail, then Beach Road out to the beach. Took Beach Road back to the lighthouse. Bonnie and I went up in the lighthouse...

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Oct 9, 2014 - Gooood Daaay Suuunshine!

On virtually every trip to Chincoteague or Folly Beach in the last 20 years I've vowed to get up early one day to watch the sun rise. Today I finally followed through! Was up about 6:15, brewed a pot of coffee, grab a cup, jumped in the car and ran over to Memorial Park. Sun started peaking over the horizon around 6:45. Took a picture every few minutes until the fully sun cleared the horizon. Sat there until about 7:45 just reading my book and taking in the solitude. At one point heard something in the channel and looked up to see several...

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Oct 8, 2014 - Chincoteague - Day 3

I made omlets for everyone for breakfast. Mom and Bonnie off doing their thing. Dad not feeling great so I went out on my own to do a little bike riding. Headed up Deep Hole Road to Habiscus. Private community up there. Rode in and out of each street, canals running through the development so almost every house is water front. At the end of the development there is a small cul de sac w/ a bench looking out over Assateague Channel. Great view!! Also road the nature trail in park near the school then headed up North Main Street a ways. Didn't...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Tangier Island

Mom, Dad, and I left around 10 for Crisfield, MD which is about an hour's drive. We were catching the ferry to Tangier Island. Bonnie didn't go because of Sally. Ferry left at 12:30 and arrived at Tangier at 1:45. Very pleasant ride. Breeze was a little cool so Mom and Dad stay down below where it was enclosed but I preferred the upper deck where is was opened. This is an interesting place. About 500 people live here...no bridge, no cars, no Walmart! Can't imagine! Roads are mostly like golf cart paths and that is how people get around as...

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Oct 6, 2014 - Chincoteague - Day 1

Pop wasn't quite ready to roll so I headed out on my bicycle around 9:30. Stop at the Island Getaways to let them know about screen door problem in master bedroom, then stopped at hardware and $ store to pick up a few items. Got a call from Pop he was on his way. We met up at $ store on Pension, then headed out to Assateague. Did the traditional routes...Wildlife Loop and Woodland Trail. Walked out to the observation deck on the east side of the Wildlife Loop and the mosquitoes almost ate me alive! For some reason they didn't seem to bother...

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Oct 5, 2014 - Down the Delmarva

Arrived at Mom and Dad's around 8:30 AM and hit the road by 9. Stopped at Gap Diner for breakfast. Doubt I'd been there since the last time we went to Rehobeth Beach back in the early '70s. Took 41 to 7 to Delaware 1 then caught US 113 at Dover. We had decided to check out the Maryland end of Assateague. No commercial development like Chincoteague. There is a welcome center but really not much else. Part of this section is a state park and the remainder a national seashore. Beaches, campgrounds and some bike trails but that's about it. Next...

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Sep 3, 2014 - Assateague/Chincoteague

My visit with Em and Al was short but sweet. So nice to hang out, shop, and play cards. Left Delaware early this morning hoping to make Assateague Island before the heat and humidity got too oppressive. First thing I did was watch a 20 minute movie about the wild horses on the island. During my drive around the park I saw two horses who were a great distance away and then one roadside. There were no Ranger programs today so I got back on the highway and headed to Chincoteague , an hour down the road. I saw a different movie in the Visitor...

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Oct 21, 2013 - Chincoteague

Rode bicycle straight out to the beach first thing in the morning. Walked down the beach to the abandoned coast guard station which must have been a mile and a half or so. Found a very nice Atlantic Welk shell to take home to Caitlyn. Spent the remainder of the day exploring the island on bicycle including some areas I'd never been to before. Logged 30 miles for the day which put me at about 80 miles for this 3 day trip.

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