Friday's visit to Assateague was the centerpiece of the trip. What Assateague is known for are the wild ponies that live in the wildlife refuge. The whole town of Chincoteague is pony-crazy. The hotel where I stayed was full of pony pictures. Businesses, even convenience stores, sell pony memorabilia and plush toys. Even the town's trolley service is the Pony Express! So did I see ponies at Assateague? Yes, but they were rather far from the viewing area that day. But no matter. There was a lot more to see at Assateague, including the lighthouse, marsh scenery, and the visitor center with many educational displays.
And of course, there was geocaching too. 114 caches in 4 days! Most of those were over by West Ocean City and Ocean City, so I saved those for the last day because I knew I'd be passing through there on my way home. There were some interesting things out there, like the Jaws exhibit, an actual prop from the movie "Jaws". Also, there was a large chicken and a 13 1/2 speed limit.