Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vacation Recap: The Last Day

Last Saturday was so much fun. We got up early and headed over to the Wild Horse Adventure Tours office. We debated over and over about whether or not we should do one of these tours. They aren't cheap and we didn't know if the boys would really enjoy it or not. But I am so glad we decided to go ahead. We drove as far as we could on the road and then the road just ends right there on the beach. That's when you have to switch to 4x4 and off on the beach we went.Our first horse
Sweet baby
It was just amazing to see these beautiful horses in a setting that you would think is not conducive to horses.
The horses originated from Spain and are the last of the Spanish Mustangs. Interestingly enough there are no longer any Spanish Mustangs from this lineage in Spain.
They have adapted to eating the sea oats and drinking part salt part fresh water. They wander throughout the neighborhoods in the area and the beach and pretty much just come and go as they please.
And the boys really enjoyed it.
Owen fussed at the end because he wanted Chris to buy our jeep. He thought the open top was really cool.
This is the old Coast Guard Station. A realtor on the island purchased it and has restored it to the original colors.
This group of horses were getting agitated. You can see the one in front kicking up his back leg. Right after that they charged toward our jeeps in a full on run. But the stopped abruptly and turned around. Maybe they were trying to tell us to back off.
It is a federal crime to be closer than 50 feet from the horses and there is a $500 fine that goes along with that.
As we were heading back home we came across this herd out on the beach. How beautiful is that?
I told Chris several times the same God that made all this beauty made us too. Amazing!
I am so glad we decided to do this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone.
For dinner we went to Fishbones Sunset Grill. It was the best meal we had the whole week.
I bought this dress for Eliza for her beach pictures and it is so pretty. It is one of those things that you want your child to wear all the time because you love it but you don't want them to wear it because you don't want it to get messed up.
The boys wanted a fancy drink so they got a Shirley Temple in these blow fish cups.
And well, he's just handsome. :-)
And finally we went in a gift shoppe and I thought this sign was just hilarious.
That's it for our beach vacation. It was just wonderful and I can't wait until our next one.


Anonymous said...

I would love to take the girls to see those horses. WONDERFUL pics, as always. Glad your family enjoyed time away.



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