Our family loves to travel. Mostly we stay close to home. A trip to the in-law's beach house. A drive up to a campsite in New Hampshire or Vermont.
But my most favorite road trips ever are the times we're able to take a week and head down to Chincoteague, Virginia. It takes over 8 hours, but is totally worth it.
When you hit the marshy shores of the Chesapeake Bay and smell that salty air... I just have to roll all the windows down and drink it in! Mile after mile of marsh grasses whizz by as you cross over to the little island of Chincoteague, VA.
It's like a dream destination for us - the beach, small town, wild ponies, a light house. Bike trails, marsh hikes. Crabbing, fishing, and of course, just lounging around. We've visited Chincoteague many times over the years but my favorite trip was when my husband and I first camped out for two nights on our own. Then we met up with my entire family and rented a beach house for a week. We had so much fun with outdoor picnics, exploring the island, pretending to shop for real estate!
We got to see the wild ponies herded up and swum across the channel and attended the annual Pony Penning Carnival that night and the pony auction the next day. The horses are just beautiful and I wish I could buy one for myself! Chincoteague is definitely a place we return to time and again.
Of course, when you go on a road trip, you need the perfect snack. And guess what we take? Twizzlers Candies of course, because they (make mouths happy) don't melt, have a delicious strawberry flavor, and are so fun to eat (and maybe throw at someone in the back seat!).
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