We made to our destination in a day and began by exploring the shore of Rehoboth Beach. It was obviously an incredibly busy tourist area, but we managed to visit before the season was in full swing. Our first day was spent walking along the beach and sampling some of the local fare in town. We managed to rescue a turtle capsized on the beach.
Throughout the course of this trip, our hosts treated us to fantastic food and drink!
We then headed south into Maryland for a trip to Assateague Island which is one of the rare coastal areas saved from development in the 1960's. Famous for its wild horses and unique wildlife we toured the area looking for signs of life and saw many horses and even a sika deer! While eating lunch among the dunes we decided that this should be a place to come back with a tent. The campsites were just behind the shore.
Our next venture took us to Henlopen State Park where we biked an area littered with observation towers. The area was a former military outpost and the signs of bunkers and artillery were everywhere. It was an easy cycle and hike due to the lack of hills that is perhaps the hallmark of Deleware.
Our last venture was to Dover where we visited the National Air Mobility Museum. We watched the gigantic C-5's touch and go before touring the museum itself. The collection of World War II artifacts is impressive and made us glad that we didn't have to parachute out of any of those planes. I managed to crash in the flight simulator while Lisa landed perfectly.
It was a nice getaway into warmer weather with some great family. Thanks for a wonderful trip Elaine and Steve!