[Originally written on Monday, July 19, 2010]

We’re vacationing this year in Chincoteague Island, VA (Melissa’s idea). Even though we didn’t come the week of the ponies’ swim, it is hopping around here. A real tourist town. Our rental house is large, comfortable, and well-furnished; we’re settled in after a pizza dinner and a trip to the grocery store.

Tomorrow we will drive around and get more familiar with the place before we head out on our bikes. There’s also a NASA/Navy base here (Wallop’s Island) that has a visitor’s center we’ll check out on a rainy day. Also, the island is having a blueberry festival this coming weekend.