Friday, June 22, 2012

A Day at the Beach

On Monday I took the day off siting my mental health as the reason.  I have been working extremely hard and keeping long hours and I just needed a day to play.  Mr. Wonderful was off and so we decided to take Bella to the beach.  We got up early and hit the road-just the three of us.  Bella was excited as she had only been to the beach once and it was very crowded, and because it was a side trip we weren't prepared to go and she didn't have her bathing suit on and we were only there briefly.  A whole day at the beach!

Our first stop was Assatique Island.  We thought that since it was early it might be a little less crowded and maybe the horses would be more active.  We found out though that the horses are more active later in the day for some reason.  So, we were just hoping to get a glimpse or two.  As we were driving down the road this is what we saw:
There were actually 4 of them one of which was a little fawn, so cute.
As we continued down the road a bit we encountered these two:

Just taking a stroll and stopping for a bite to eat.
About now Bella was pretty excited but that was nothing compared to what came next.
We parked the car and got out and went for a walk on the beach.  She could barely contain herself!
This is her happy dance.
Once she gets those hips going there's no stopping her! 
She was thrilled. 
The beach that was on the island was so nice and not crowded at all, so we stayed there. 
This was a little 8 month old pony and she was not bashfull at all. 

Here she is again, Bella gave her the name of Buttercup.

We took a hike on one of the nature trails that are marked.  We saw lots of birds, but no othere wildlife.
After Bella had had enough of the beach we cleaned up and she wanted to change into her clothes (which were sand free!).  I brought a couple containers of water and used it to clean the sticky sand from her.  There was a pump there so I could refill as needed, it worked out well. 
Then we headed up to Ocean City to stroll on the boardwalk and have some lunch.  Afterwards we went to Fisher's Popcorn, a must if you're in the area! 

We still had plenty of daylight left, so we let our girl pick a miniture golf course (of the dozen or so there on the strip) and we played a round of putt-putt. 

She choose the course with dinosaurs all around, and Big Foot.  Not sure where he fits in, but that was okay with her.
It was a great day. 
We got back in the car and headed for home, Bella slept the whole way.  We figured that she'd be tired from all the playing in the ocean, walking and excitement.  Since Grandaddy was going to be watching her the next day, she spent the night at our house so she could sleep in.  That turned out to be a great idea as she didn't get up until 10:15!! 
Love me a great beach day!

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