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Research Trip

Last week I hopped on a train and in a car to make my way to coastal North Carolina for a research trip. Here’s some of what I saw and did:

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I went belowdecks in a 16th-century ship!

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I hiked in historic woods!

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I wandered a shoreline!

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I stood inside an excavated fort–and got chills!

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I checked out an ancient live oak!

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I visited a charming town–including its awesome indie bookstore!

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And I climbed the tallest lighthouse in the nation! Take THAT, fear of heights.

I didn’t think I could get more excited about working on this story, but I did. There’s nothing quite like writing about a fantastic, historic, mysterious, beautiful setting–and then getting a chance to see it in person.

Oh, and I can’t not mention the most incredible donuts I ate.

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I had one every single day. Because DELICIOUS.

I can’t wait to go back.

6 Responses to Research Trip

  1. That town looks amazing. I love charming southern towns, and those with an indie are an extra-amazing find. Glad you had a good trip, Rebecca, and I’m all kinds of intrigued by this story you’ve got brewing!

    • Rebecca says:

      This was my first time visiting a southern spot since childhood, and I was so charmed!

  2. That charming little town looks like one near me in Virginia – guess all charming towns have a few things in common 🙂

    Glad you had a blast on your trip!

    • Rebecca says:

      I was briefly in Virginia, too! I took a train in and out of Richmond, which I’d never visited before. And on my way back, I drove along a beautiful state highway along the James River. You live in a lovely state!

  3. Where is that? It looks so cute! I’m in VA, too, and I always love finding new places to visit that aren’t too far from home…