Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thelma and Louise...(part one)

Last week my mom and I went on our yearly girls get away...
I feel extremely lucky that Brian was willing to take a few days off of work to watch the kids for me so she and I could have some time together...
(I always come home from these trips a better person)
We try to incorporate a little bit of family history into every trip, but this year, we did it a little differently...
We left my house on Wednesday afternoon, and got to Virginia around 10pm...
Our first stop was to Chincoteague Virginia...
Do you remember the Misty of Chincoteague books?
Well...this place really exists! There really was a Misty!

In fact, this little guy is one of Misty's descendants...

He was so irresistibly cute and sweet...(except for the fact that at one point, he seemed to be enjoying the petting a bit too much)...if you know what I mean...




We walked around the cute town of Chincoteague and went into a few shops...
We saw the Misty statue in the center of town. I love that there is a chicken and a duck included with the statue...

I'm totally going through a poultry obsession in my life.....




Then it was on to Bill's Restaurant...
Our lunch was...delicious!
Who wouldn't love a crab cake sandwich?





and a fresh fish taco with mango salsa? Seriously!


Not sure I would choose this color for my house, but it sure works for this place...


We rented bikes and drove across the bridge to the island of Assiteague where the wild ponies live...
The whole Chincoteague story starts off many years ago when there was a fire and the local fire department didn't have the proper equipment to put the fire out. They tried to figure out a way to raise money and so they came up with the idea of having cowboys round up the wild ponies from the nearby island of Assiteague and auction them off.
Every year, around July 4th, hundreds of people come to Chincoteague to see the pony penning...


Here's proof that I can ride a bike, Brian!
(What ever gave you the idea that I couldn't?!)

This was a bird watcher's fantasy trip!



We rode our bikes down to the beach...
It felt good to plop down right on the sand and take a moment to reflect...




and to take a self portrait...



after we turned in our bikes, we had some time to kill until it was time for our dinner reservations at The Village.
Wouldn't you know...these guys caught my eye, and we immediately had to pull over...
I've always loved how ducks look when they're running toward you...


Some may say they were begging...I'd like to think of it as just trying to be social...
Who knew that string cheese would be so popular? At least it was better for them than bread!



When this bevy of seafood delights finally came, we were so hungry that we almost consumed the shells for crying out loud...
The food was great, but the service was mega slow...
I hate that when I'm starving!

We were anxious to try the Smith Island 10 layer cake...
We went to two more restaurants after The Village, and finally scored...
It was quite good, although I'm not sure it was worth the $7.95 per slice...
We went back to our cute little motel pleasantly full and tuckered out from a long day...
The temperatures were in the mid 90's with full on humidity, so we were pretty haggard...
Twas a good ending to day one and two of our trip...



7 comments:

  1. I'll bet you had a good view of the trip this time, being that you were guaranteed the front seat. :) wish I could have come! I would have loved to see that place!

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  2. Awh, looks like a great trip!

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  3. yeah! I've always wanted to see the wild horses down there! It looks like you guys had too weather too!!

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  4. I love it that you and your mom take a trip together every year!

    That's gross about the horse enjoying the petting too much...ew.

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  5. The food looks incredible. Your Mom looks so young! What a great trip! My Mom would like to do something like that with me. It's nice that you can carve out time to do that in your life. A real blessing!

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  6. YOu take the best trips. You are so lucky to have a mom who wants to do those things and is young enough to do them. My mom is 85.

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  7. i'm so excited! i've been waiting for this post- waaaa i want to go back!

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