I am Kirstin, and this is my photo blog. I love to take pictures and share them with everyone around me. Sharing the beauty of the earth is one way I can share the love of Christ with others. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Monday, April 25, 2011

18th birthday weekend {Personal}

Hello, everyone! My family spent this past weekend, my 18th birthday, on Chincoteague and Assateague island, the places where my favorite childhood book were based off of.
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Chincoteague and Assateague are small islands off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, and Assateague is a wildlife refuge for many creatures, including their famous wild ponies.
In Misty of Chincoteague, the first book, the talented author made the salt-covered grass on the dune beaches seem tasty enough to eat. not kidding. :)
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The first day we were there, it was cloudy and dark and cold, unfortunately, but we were able to make the most of everything.
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this is the famous statue of Misty from the stories.

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Later in the day we went biking on Assateague and went down to the beach, where the sun finally decided to show.
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And while biking back, you wouldn't believe what happened. A group of wild ponies showed up, and people were able to walk amongst them! It was almost magical, if that is possible. :)
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And I got to fulfull a dream since I was a preteen. I pet a wild pony on Assateague island. And it was my birthday. :)
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Honestly, the ponies live in some of the most beautiful places. It was breathtaking!
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Easter morning we went to the beach for a couple hours, which I had been looking forward to for a looooong time. So long. And it was so stunning, and we had such a blast. Easter cannot get better than hanging out there. :)
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(sorry about the corny face-I'm still trying to get him to smile in pics :))
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On our way back to load up and return home, we went around a wildlife-viewing loop. It was like an American version of an African safari. Biking down a lane and looking to your right or left at huge lakes, with birds of every type walking around in the water...
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and of course I had to finish the trip with a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream from their Island Creamery (which, btw, is better than Mr. Whippies, if you ever go there!). It was the best I have ever had. :)
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That little vacation to the islands was one of the best I have had in a long time. I absolutely loved it! The people were so kind, there were a million birds there, and the experiences that you can have on Assateague are numberless. Best way to spend my 18th birthday. :)

2 comments:

Sara April 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM  

These are absolutely lovely. Especially the first, looove it! I've always wanted to visit there. I love how your photos are so bright & happy with a touch of vintage!

Kirstin Rose April 26, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

Thanks! :)

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