One of the biggest perks to being best friends with a nurse is taking advantage of those days off in her schedule! My sweet Sarah and I jumped at the chance to sit our bums on the beach for a few days, so last week we packed up Sage the Subaru and hit the road to Chincoteague! This was our first time there, and we loved exploring the little town, lounging in the sun, and spotting the wild ponies.
The instant we arrived at our Airbnb we dropped our bags, threw on suits, and headed to the beach. It was overcast and a tad windy, but it was just so nice to sit in the sand and listen to the waves. After a couple of hours we ventured back towards town to grab dinner at The Farmer’s Daughter – my favorite meal of the trip. The food was fresh and the flavors were right on point (I’m looking at you, mango chutney paired with cabbage slaw on my crabcake sandwich).
The next morning threatened clouds, but they quickly cleared as we headed towards the reserve for another day of sitting in the sand. We stayed on the beach for hours, and despite applying SPF 50 every two hours, I managed to get burned (hands + behind my right knee? cool). We grabbed a late lunch at Pico Taco before exploring more of Main Street.
Since the ponies are kept separate from people on the Virginia side (Assateague, the Maryland side, does not enforce the same rules), we opted for a sunset cruise of the island so we could experience the ponies in their natural habitats. The clouds threatened rain, but we avoided the bad weather and had an awesome time on the boat. Plus our sunset was gorgeous! The boat ride was a definite highlight of the trip.
The next morning we hit the road early for some outlet shopping on our drive home. All in all, #chicksdochincoteague was a success!