Kent had a Friday off from work on October 14th, so I picked him up from work in the afternoon of the 13th and we drove to the island of Chincoteague. It's in Virginia, but we had to drive through a good chunk of Maryland to get there. It was about a four-hour drive from DC.
Chincoteague is on the eastern shore of Virginia and was made famous from the book, Misty of Chincoteague, published in the 1940's about one of the wild ponies from the island.
We stayed in a suite at the Fairfield Inn at Chincoteague, and this was the view out the window of our room.
Below is a picture of the ice cream parlor in Chincoteague that is renowned for having the best ice cream in Virginia. We went there both nights we were in town to see if it was really worthy of the title! It was very good, but I think there's a place about a half an hour from our house in Stafford that's just as good.
There was a light house on the wildlife refuge. We hoped we'd be able to catch another glimpse of the wild ponies if we climbed to the top, but we didn't. There was a nice view of the beach and surrounding area, though.
Our last stop on our trip was to the NASA Wallops flight facility.
We had an enjoyable and relaxing trip and are very glad we went!