One of the most famous state parks in the U.S. is called Assateague. It sits partially in Maryland and Virginia and is home to a herd of wild ponies with so much personality, it makes the sand in every crevice of your R.V. worth it. I have read many other R.V. bloggers that I follow visit this park to partake, so to speak, in these majestic creatures. We, however, had not put it on the calendar until now. Well, actually, not now, I called a year ago plus; that’s how booked this park is. First of all, everyone is either boondocking or in a tent, which would normally not appeal, but I finally talked my Netflix, air-condition addicted husband into it. It was awesome, better than awesome, actually. We did run our generator using gas during the day, and was able to haul in enough water for showers. We used milk jugs with water at night for tooth brushing or to flush the toilets. Mandatory generator shut-down began at 10p.m., but so did the lower temperatures, ocean breezes, beautiful stars, and the whinnies of the ponies. One night we laid outside and could hear them, making their music, speaking to each other, maybe fussing about who gets the best sleeping spot on the sand. One morning I took an early morning yoga class on the beach, and a wild mare bounded over the dune, right in front of my yoga mat, and ran right into the sea, splashing with her hooves, like a four year old’s first screaming glee at the water. I was so moved, I cried during “Downward Facing Dog” We kayaked one day, passing several in the marsh, wading away, enjoying life. One afternoon we caught a pony in a campsite drinking out of the ice-watered cooler, having nosed it open a few seconds before. The horses are everywhere, along the road, in the park, on the beach, in the marsh, standing by your vehicle. One day, coming home with groceries, a mare and her foal ran passed me at break neck speed; I felt I was in a western. My time at Assateague State Park was surreal, scrumptious, beautiful, moving, amazing and powerful. I will be forever changed by the experience.