October 7-10, 2012
Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
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Monday was more of the same without the crabs but we are continuing to feast on our oysters. We did discover that there are 2 movie theaters close by so we checked the out. They are both closed on Mondays (or open evenings only) but on Tuesday the tickets are only $5. This is Buenos Aires prices. We decided to go and see Taken 2...as it happened we had re-watched Taken on Sunday night. So at 3PM we went to the Surf and Sun Theater ( very original name) and got our $5 tickets. The theater is a real through back to an earlier era. Old style seats that do not lean back...kind of cool. The movie takes up where the last movie left off
Time for a road trip! Off we went to Assateague Island, the Maryland portion. Assateague is only about 10 miles from Ocean City and yet a world away. It is one of the many barrier islands protecting the coast from the ocean. There is a nice visitors center right before your cross the bridge to the island. We stopped and saw a short film highlighting the famous horses of Assoteague. Very interesting place...for a more detailed and informative site check out : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assateague_Island
I bought a pass to visit the park and what a deal! I know it is hard to believe but being a "senior citizen" I am eligible for a senior pass. This gives me and up to 3 additional people access to any national park that is run by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation and the US Fish and Wildlife Services. The cost for this LIFETIME pass? Try $10....it pays to become an old buzzard! We walked some of the nature trails and did indeed see some of the famous horses as well as many types of sea and marsh bird. A nice way to spend an afternoon.