Monday, June 13, 2011

Assateague Island Camping

Every Memorial Day for the past five years, we have camped on Assateague Island. It's a beautiful seashore, just south of Ocean City, MD, and wild horses live all over the island. We love to camp at the National Park campground because pets are allowed and you can build bonfires on the beach. Plus, the beach along the campground is never crowded!

We have usually lucked out with beautiful weather and no bugs. This year was a little different for a few reasons. First off, we were late making our reservations so had to settle for a walk-in site that was a few hundred yards from the parking lot. We had to lug all our gear over the boardwalk and sand to our spot. Not fun. Second, it was warmer than usual this year, and the lugging of the gear didn't help! And finally, for whatever reason, there were tons of mosquitoes. As soon as we stepped out of the car our arms and legs were covered with them! A lot of bug spray helped with that problem. And on the upside, the walk-in sites have much nicer outhouses than the car camping sites.

In spite of much complaining (by me!) we did have a nice time. Kaden brought his best friend along, and my parents also camped with us. We had our usual fire on the beach and cooked dinner over it. There were lots of s'mores and gazing at the stars (we even saw a few shooting stars!). I'm thinking I'd like to try and rent a beach house next year though!

{we played soccer on the beach}

{and flew kites}

{the boys love to set and light the fire}

{beach volleyball is always a favorite activity}

{the water is too cold for me, but not the boys!}

{they could do this for hours}

{my parents had a great time camping with us too}

{love this photo of Kohler!}

{family photo on the beach}

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