If you have no idea what I am talking about, then let me assure you that the following non-twaddle book should be on every home school's reading list plan:
Sometime today, between noon and 1:30 p.m., the ponies will swim across Assateague Channel and arrive on Chincoteague to march down Pony Swim Lane to the Chincotegue Fireman's Carnival, where a selection of this year's foals will be auctioned off to support the Chincoteague Fire Department. (Oh, doesn't your local fire department wish they had such a sweet deal!)
The above links are someone else's photos from the 2010 pony swim. My camera has a minimal zoom lense, plus (go figure) I got out there only to find my camera battery was getting low... It was so bright and sunny that it was hard to see what I had my camera focused on, but I did my best. My lense did not have the zoom I would have needed for good photos at such a distance, but here's what I've got.
So, we carried folding chairs, an umbrella, totes, water, snacks... and walked to Memorial Park, found a spot, and perched on the rocky shore to await the "big event", with another approximately 40,000 people.
Finally they reach the shore and are allowed to enter the water.
So, this afternoon maybe we'll let some kids rent kayaks!