Friday, March 30, 2012

Assateague and Chincoteague Day 1 Part 1

We decided to spend a bit of our spring break on Assateague and Chincoteauge in Virginia. Q5, being a girl's girl, has a thing for horses, and C7 has read Misty of Chincoteague, and Q5 has read a condensed version of the same story. What really can go wrong with wild ponies? Besides getting bit and kicked which we successfully avoided. And had we actually tried to get near one Q5 "The Cautious" probably would have screamed bloody murder to get us away from the ponies. One of the restrooms had pictures of pony bites, and she took the warning to heart.

First, so I get this straight: Both Assateauge and Chincoteague are islands, but we stayed on Chincoteague, the town and island. Assateague is the barrier island and national seashore, stretching along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.

We left Hyattsville Friday morning and arrived after multiple stops (bagels, park, gas, donuts, coffee) and arrived at Wallops Island, where there is a Nasa Flight Facility, around 11:00 or 11:30. Q5 was having a bit of a mood, but she shaped up and in we went to the museum. The museum was really a great museum. I expected little, and got a lot. Hands on, interesting stuff. Entertaining for all of us.

Q5 astronaut 2012-03-30 12.25.48

One thing that stuck with Q5 were the test flight monkeys, Sam and Miss Sam. Q5 liked them but was worried for them, thinking they might have been scared and sad going up in the Little Joe, the rocket.

We eventually left because we were all hungry, and checked into our hotel, the Hampton Inn and Suites. When we arrived the girls smelled chlorine, and ran around searching for the pool, much to the amusement (or feigned amusement) of the staff. Actually, the staff never seemed annoyed at us. Pool found, luggage left in room, we headed out to lunch at the SeaStar.

At the seastar

This, to me, was our best food out on the islands. That, plus Q5's outfit was stunning.

Next up: Boat trip.

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