October 5, 2006
We hoped to see ponies on our trip to Assateague Island.  We saw they had been there.
pony poop on Assateague Island

Then we could see them in the distance. 

Ponies in the distance

As we came around a curve, there was one right by the road on the bike path.

Brown and White pony
And then there was another - this one with curly hooves.
Long hooves on beige and white pony
I asked a friend about the hooves and she tells me:
"If horses feet are not trimmed this is what happens.  If the horse is running wild the
hoofs should wear down naturally. I don't think it hurts them (it's like having finger
nails too long) but it inhibits them from getting away from predators."

There were lots of birds including this one.

Egret on Assateague Island

 The winds were fierce on the dunes.
Those pants are not wrinkled - and I am not quite that fat - that is wind effect!
Leslie in the wind

The day was lovely.  This photo reminds me of a Wyeth landscape.
Assateague Landscape

The wind really whipped!  We were glad we had brought windbreaker jackets!
Wind whipped

The day was beautiful, and it was very different from what we remembered from our last visit, 30 years ago.  At that time, we never saw ponies close-up.

We took many pictures, and we would be happy to share them.  Let me know if you want to see more!

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York

Mid Atlantic:  Longwood Gardens

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing

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Published  10/05/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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