Despite the rain, we headed out Saturday morning a little after 8:00 am. We packed our lunches in a cooler to have a picnic when we arrived. The drive was rather long (4 hours or so) but we napped and listened to music and talked. My roommates Lena and Xavier came with us, as they are new to MD (moved here a year ago from CA) and had heard good things about Assateague.
We arrived around 12:30 or so and found the Assateague Explorer where the kayak tour departed from. We got directions to a park nearby and ate lunch at a picnic table by the water. Unfortunately it was chilly and gloomy, but we still enjoyed our lunches.
It was just the four of us and the guide on the kayak tour that afternoon. Andrew and I got separate kayaks and Lena and Xavier shared a kayak. The tour lasted around 3 hours and we got to see a lot of wildlife including several kinds of birds and my favorite was salt water hermit crabs! I have pet fresh water hermit crabs and I loved seeing the salt water hermit crabs scuttling around under the water in their natural habitat- so cute!
|Look at that teamwork!|
|On the beach taking a break|
Then we headed in search of a restaurant. My roommates and I are all doing a Whole30 right now but on the way Andrew wanted to get some fudge. He doesn't have much of a sweet tooth but he loves some fudge! Even though we are on our Whole30, we all got some fudge for after it's over (next week). I got vanilla fudge, pumpkin pie fudge, a little orange creme fudge, and some salt water taffies (yum!). Then we went to Steamer's for dinner. Dinner was ok, I had a steak, salad (just a pile of lettuce with carrots) and plain baked potato.
After dinner, we were ready to head home as it was rather late. We took a wrong turn and added on a few minutes by driving into DC (oops) but we got home shortly before midnight.
I was glad that I designated Sunday as a rest day, to sleep in, catch up on grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking and other chores.