Getting a Little Crabby (Patty): Chesapeake Crab Culture

Everywhere you go, there’s one food that you have to try. If you don’t try it, you can’t really say you’ve been there. In the Chesapeake region, that food is crab. It doesn’t matter which part of the Chesapeake region you’re in – you’ll be able to find crab. From crab cakes (like hamburger patties, … More Getting a Little Crabby (Patty): Chesapeake Crab Culture

Five Miles from the Chincoteague Inlet: The Assateague Lighthouse

None of us were surprised to see a lighthouse on Assateague. After all, if you’re in a coastal area, lighthouses are pretty standard. Growing up in Michigan, I saw lighthouses everywhere. So, none of us thought anything of the lighthouse on Assateague when we first saw it. We decided to walk out to the lighthouse … More Five Miles from the Chincoteague Inlet: The Assateague Lighthouse

The Beautiful Land Across the Water: Chincoteague Island

Even though it’s Assateague that has the ponies, it’s Chincoteague that’s famous. Ever since Marguerite Henry’s beloved children’s book, Misty of Chincoteague, made its debut, the island of Chincoteague has had a renown that’s completely disproportional to its size. The name Chincoteague (sheen-koh-teeg) comes from that same group of Algonquin Native Americans who named Assateague … More The Beautiful Land Across the Water: Chincoteague Island