Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wild like the Ponies of Assateague Island
You would think on a bachelorette beach getaway weekend, the ponies would be the last thing I'd be seeing. And yet, on a boating outing intended for more of a bayside bar tour, we ventured across the inlet to Assateague ... and there were the ponies!
What struck me is that when I think of ponies, the image isn't anywhere near of them roaming wild. Rather, I recall buying tickets for my children to ride a pony around a ring at a local fair. In the same way, when I think of the fine ladies partaking in last weekend's bachelorette beach getaway, the word "wild" doesn't necessarily come to mind. Many of us are wives, many of us are mothers, many of us are professionals, spending our days caring for the needs of others in some capacity.
Today, we're all back to the lives we temporarily left behind. But for one weekend, we were a pack of wild ponies hanging out on the beach like nobody's business. And, besides feeling mildly hungover, I think we're all better for the experience.
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