November 16, 2007


From the moment I read Margaurite Henry's "Misty" back in elementary school, I've wanted to see the ponies from Chincoteague Island along the Maryland/VA coast. As with most things I've learned on this trip - not all that I knew was correct. The ponies don't live on Chincoteague - they live on Assateagues which is a much bigger island.

We ended up staying for only one night. The weather was supposed to get pretty bad so we saw the ponies and left. I would like to come back at some point for the round up in July. I wouldn't mind owning one of those ponies. They have beautiful heads and good looking bodies. I've heard they are hardy animals. They have to be - living on the island. I also expected all of them to be pinto in color. Again, another false belief. Most of the horses we saw were of solid color. Most all of them were friendly despite warning that you were not to touch or feed them. Of course, I couldn't stop myself from touching several of them.

Besides seeing the ponies, we saw many imported Sika deer and the history of past happenings.