I can definitely get used to federal holidays.
I've mostly worked jobs where most gov't holidays are either not observed, or I have to work some of them. So this three-day weekend was welcome.
We went to Assateague Island (Maryland), known for its freely roaming wild ponies, to camp on Saturday. We brought a friend with us and met up with a group of friends. We came back Sunday and had dinner with new friends, which was a lot of fun.
We went down to Lake Anna yesterday for a b-day par-tay. We hung out at the lake and cooked out with family for dinner.
I ate copious amounts of my favorite food, S'MORES!!!!
It was a glorious weekend; the weather went above and beyond cooperating.
Here are some pictures from Assateague:
The sunset on Saturday was completely awesome. The change in colors from one minute to the next was incredible.
Looking toward the beach, the moon was coming up.
I think Erin's portrait turned out so great! I never fully grasped (and still don't) the idea of "natural light photography," but the examples I've seen are beautiful. The light from the setting sun was changing every minute, and it created the coolest, most rapidly changing environment.
THE NEXT DAY ...
"Sure, we always kick around a soccer ball with ponies in the stands" (look closely).
Close-up of those ponies. The mama had such cool coloring!
Ponies just strolled through the campsite at their leisure. Also pictured is our new tent! I didn't think I would like camping that much, but now I hope there will be opportunities to drive out and camp in Argentina.
Straight out from our campsite. The sound of waves crashing totally reminded me of my days in the Quiet House. So soothing!
The beach, looking left.
The beach, looking right.
Some of our fellow campers enjoying the surf.
I enjoyed it from here, thank you very much.
A good beach read. Actually, I'd told our camping guest about this book I'd read as a child about Assateague Island, and he bought it for me as a gift!