Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I got to see another new state: Maryland! They have Free Range Horses!! Ohh!!


Before about 4 months ago I never really traveled. I live in New York about 20 minutes away from Manhattan on the New Jersey border. My idea of vacation was maybe Connecticut, Pennsylvania, & of course New Jersey. Well when CJ came into my life a whole new door opened to me. Traveling. I’ve actually become obsessed lately about all the new places I can go & see the differences from where I live. Last time it was Chicago, Illinois. This time Ocean City & Assateague, Maryland.

There isn’t 7 Eleven’s but Royal Farms & Wawa (<3), instead of Burger King & Mcdonald’s there is Hardee’s or Arbys, or instead of a Denny’s there is a heavenly place called Waffle House. I <3 Waffle House. There smothered & covered hash browns were delicious!!!! CJ’s friend has a house in Assateague Maryland & that’s where we stayed. I had no idea tho what lil treasures this new state had to offer me. I quickly found out.


At Assateague Beach there are wild horses that roam freely amongst the beaches. Isn’t that crazy? Wild ponies that are free to roam & wander as they please. They’re beautiful absolutely beautiful. One of the days at the beach we were just sitting drinking some beers & watching the waves when I noticed 3 of the ponies eating some of the sand dune grass. I did some research on the area & there is no true story of why the horses are there, but they have adapted to the land & live there all year round. They are tinier than then regular horses so they all look like ponies. I wish I could have taken one home!!

I wish I could have done more but we only stayed for 3 days. We walked the boardwalk of Ocean City, saw America’s oldest carousel, ate funnel cake, & tried to relax for a lil time. I did learn that the next time I go anywhere with CJ we have to use my car because his is a stick shift. I got up way earlier than everyone so I would have loved to go out on my own more. Maybe next time. We played mini golf twice & ate all the seafood we could eat. Hehe. I did like it down there but I wish I had more time. Next summer please come faster! =)

Here are some photos from the trip:


More of the Assateague Horses. Aren't they beautiful?




The Pirate/Volcano Mini Golf course CJ & I went to! Crazy huh?


The most delicious Scallops with garlic sauce & tomatoes dish. Omg it was soo good @ Phillip's restaurant.


The Oldest carousel in America located on the boardwalk in Ocean City!


Doesn't this look like Merlotte's from True Blood??? hehe.


CJ & I stealing a quick kiss! <3


Random shark at Frontier Town. I conquered it.


So if you live on the East Coast & looking for a very quiet beach that isn’t the Jersey shore & have a love for horses, Ocean City & Assategue might be for you! =) Have you ever been there?

28 comments:

Denysia said...

Wow, it looks like a lot of fun! I've never been to the east coast, but I'm planning on going someday! :)

Sunshine Sarah said...

What a beautiful place! :D
Love the fact that it has wild horses, I'm a ├╝ber super mega big horse lover! haha...


Love,
Sarah.

Krystal said...

wow this sounds like a fun time! i'd feel like i was in a movie if i saw those horses :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i've been to Chicotegue (no where near the way it's spelled, but something liek that) in VA .. and they have wild horses too! - very cute and quite island!

The Shanner of Attention said...

great pictures. i love the first one!

the southern hostess said...

So fun! The horses are amazing.

Bathwater said...

You always wonder why someone hasn't just rounded they horses up and taken them. Where is the picture with CJ being eating be the shark? Tell me someone took that shot!

Teenage Bride said...

I was shocked Woodrow could write

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh this place is so charming - I love it! I have never been before; but the thought of free-range horses, carousels, and the pirate/volcano mini golf course makes me eager to pack my bags right now.

By the way, you and CJ are adorbs!! :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a fun post!

ching said...

traveling must be great. CJ must be a great influence in your life. :D More power to you guys.
i am now your new follower.

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

I want to go there soo badly! The ponies are adorable! :)

New follower BTW!

Jennifer said...

Awww, that looks like so much fun! :D

Melissa Blake said...

how on earth did you live until now without eating at a waffle house???? :)

Constar said...

horsies!!!! you just sold maryland to me just now! lol. you know where you need to go next?? canada! not ontario although i would venture to say that my home province has some beautiful landscape! but you should visit B.C.! just think mountains, ocean and whales! its stunning

Susan R. Mills said...

What a cool place. I've never been anywhere near there. I'll have to add it to my list of places I'd like to visit.

Hollie said...

how pretty! I also wanted to say how lovely I think the "about me" section is on your blogger profile. I so needed to read that today.

Couture Carrie said...

So exciting, darling!
I love traveling!
Those horses really are gorgeous ~ wow!

Cute pics :)

xoxox,
CC

drollgirl said...

so glad you are out and about and seeing so many things!

i think those that like to travel and see new stuff get the most out of life! so cheers to THAT! :)

p.s. how i love garlic and scallops. HEAVENLY!

Zabrinah said...

Wild horses ON THE BEACH?!!!

Wow! I only thought that happened in movies?! That's crazy cool.

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

Zabrinah

tess said...

I'm glad you've been having so much fun and seeing the country Melanie! It is interesting to see what restaurants each part of the country has. However I think McDonalds is everywhere :)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi -- somehow I found your blog and just wanted to say: I read your profile and I LOVE 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' -- wasn't it just amazing? I wish it got more recognition that it did! I forgot how much I loved this movie. I am going to add it to my profile of favorite movies. Thanks for the reminder!!
Best,
Gloria

Phuong said...

very cool place and photos!

Rachel said...

I live in Maryland so I'm not far from OC. I haven't been there in a few years though. It looks like you had a great weekend! Nice photos!

CAPow! said...

I am so jealous! I have always wanted to go to Assateague, ever since I was a little girl and ready the book Misty of Chincoteague!! I'm definitely going to have to get M to go down there with me!

Patty@NYC Girl at Heart said...

A truly amazing place! You look GREAT! :)

btd. said...

Was that your first time going to a Waffle House? :)
& these pictures are amazing!
I <3 traveling also.
We share the same obsession!
:)

Jay Amabile said...

I have never heard of the horses down there! Amazing! And that mini golf looked like it rocked. I'm a huge fan of mini golf so maybe I'll go down there one of these days.

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