A couple Saturdays ago I got to cross off another item on my bucket list! A trip to Chincoteague. Now, I had never heard of it until I moved to the area, but the town is perhaps best known for the Chincoteague Ponies, although these are not actually on the island of Chincoteague but on nearby Assateague Island. These ponies and the annual Pony Penning Day are the subject of Marguerite Henry's 1947 children's book Misty of Chincoteague.
Therefore, my friend Misty was very excited to visit this island! The day we went was perfect weather! The drive was a bit long to get there with traffic, but we had lots of fun things to talk about :)
When we arrived, we immediately went to town and saw the statue of the famous horse! Pictures were a must!
Miriam and Misty & Misty (the horse)
Cara & Misty (& Misty)
This town LOVES their horse and namesake!
As do many children who have read the book!
Such a beautiful day!
Learned a lot!
Fabulous boat ride!
AND... one more item crossed off my bucket list :)