Those of you who guessed I was away on vacation last week are correct. You may give yourselves a giant pat on the back, or ask someone close by to do it for you. This year we went to our favorite, favorite island destination, Chincoteague, VA. After the many times I’ve told you about this escape, you might think we’d have grown tired of it. But we don’t, which should tell you just how great an escape it really is. But, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are just a few of the highlights from our escape to show you how unapologetic I am for disappearing for a week, and returning to a destination we’ve been to many times.
Gulls and other shorebirds are everywhere on the unspoiled beach, reminding us who is really king of this beautiful environment.
There’s a lighthouse waiting to be climbed up. And down. Why hasn’t anyone ever thought about installing an elevator in a lighthouse? Phew!
Steamed shrimp are in abundance just waiting for Annie to dig in. This is her absolutely favorite dish. If they ran out of this dish, there would be no consoling her. As for me, more than a few crabs were sacrificed for my crab cake meals.
While we’re on the subject of food, Woody’s Eatery gets better every year. The island vibe combined with the smell of barbecue in the air lets you know it’s worth the wait.
While the shorebirds rule the beach, the ducks rule the town.
Blue skies are waiting for colorful kites to race across them.
Mini golf gave us a chance to work on our skills, or whatever you’d like to call them.
There’s plenty of history to explore including the Timothy Hill House, the first house ever on the island, built in the 1800’s. This is the upstairs where the kids slept. Apparently the parents locked the door from the outside. Hmmm. And it’s rumored that there are ghosts still lurking in this home as we learned while visiting, as well as on the island ghost tour we took one night.
And, finally, there are sunset cruises with dolphins playing peek-a-boo around your boat. Do you know how hard it is to catch one of them with your camera?
It was a much too short, relaxing week, and I sincerely wish I could hit the replay button.