Four intrepid guild members set out for a three day trip to Currituck County, NC, the site of the mythical summer camp for the anthology of short stories published under the name The Magic Horses of Crystal Creek Camp. The trip was a treasure trove of information on the area and greatly improved the quality of the stories. Correct identification of local plants, birds, and such did a lot to unify the anthology written by eight authors.
A tour of Edenton, NC lead by local historian Anne Rowe ended with a stop at the Newbold-White house. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snowden, local historians of Currituck County, provided a tour of the area. Next, was a ferry ride across the Currituck Sound to spend the evening at Fly Away Lodge on Knotts Island and check out Mackay Island Natural Wildlife Refuge. Wood burning classes at Swan Quarter provided the authors with a reminder of arts and crafts at summer camp. A walking tour of historic Bath, followed by a marshland hike at Goose Creek State Park rounded out the trip.