Monday, August 16, 2010

Chincoteague Island, VA

Late on Friday night, Chris mentioned that with the remainder of a consulation day and weekend, we could've headed to the beach. Kind of as in, "we should have". I took it as "we still can!!!" and jumped on the internet and started looking for a room. From a few weeks previous endeavor, I knew getting a hotel room on Assateague or Chincoteague Island area was about as good as a snowball's chance in you-know-where. We lucked out and happened to catch a nice Indian proprietor who just got stood up by a 3 day reservation maker whose deposit credit card declined, so was happy to offer us the room.

The drive basically sucked- LOTS of people with the same idea on a highway (no interstates out there) for miles. It took us about 4 hours to get to the island, but there were farmers markets, bridges and nice scenery along the way. We were happy to finally arrive... and eat :)
Many oysters sacrificed themselves last weekend! SOOOOO good- raw or fried! We ate at the Crab Shack for lunch and Captain Zack's carryout for dinner (crab poorboy, cream of crab soup, dozen raw and dozen fried oysters - our favorite place). We planned to walk to the Creamery or Mr. Whippy's for ice cream/yogurt, but there weren't enough hours... and our bellies were full... and the Saturday night lines were long.
(ABOVE- Crab Shack raw oysters, Capt. Zack's Carryout, BELOW- raw & fried from Capt. Zack's)
We played in the sand and surf Saturday afternoon until past 5PM and Sunday morning until 10AM. Ceiba skipped naps to take in the beach, but was a trooper! Amazingly, she never once fussed about saltwater stinging her eyes.
Well, until bathtime, which was shortlived.

A queen bed and a roll-away worked out just fine! Ceiba kicked me out and slept with Papa, while I got the roll-away T-boned at the end of the bed. Actually, think I got the good deal, even if my feet hung off the bed.
I slept way better than they did :)

For really great island details (spanning several years), start with a visit here to see another FS family.


  1. Chincoteague: AMAZING. So glad you had fun!!

  2. Darling pictures - Ceiba is getting so big!

    And I can't even believe those oysters... ohmygosh YUM.

  3. I am SO glad you got to go! What great pictures!

  4. these are so lovely. I am from DC but it's been a long time since I've been to Chincoteague...with you and Jen D recommending it, I must go soon!!

  5. Oooh, so glad you got to go! We are already dreaming about next year!

    @Bfiles, yes, go, it's just heavenly....