© (2006) Vicki Polin
This has been an unbelieveably warm winter. It was during the week of Hanukkah that a friend and I decided to take a ride to Assateague Island, which is located on the eastern shore of Maryland. It's about a three hour drive from Baltimore.
Assateague is a very interesting place. The island is famous for its "Chincoteague Ponies". No one knows for sure how or when the ponies first arrived on the island, a popular legend tells of ponies that escaped a shipwrecked Spanish galleon and swam ashore.
The island is now both a state and national park. When entering the park there's signs all over requesting that you not touch the horses or other wildlife. While we were there a group of ponies came up to our car, trying to nudge his way in through the window.