Sunrise over Manhattan

This is the view from my hotel room this morning at the Trump International. (Did you know Donald even has his own brand of bottled water decorated with his face? Scary.)

I had a great three days in Long Island. More about that later. Today I’m off to Bank Street School for a video-taping session, and to observe my first mythology bee! I’m looking forward to seeing the kids again. Last time I was at the school, The Lightning Thief had just come out. It seems appropriate that I visit again as we gear up for The Last Olympian.

As I’ve mentioned before, the mythology bee is a nationwide contest sponsored by Disney. If your school hasn’t participated yet, there’s still time. Check the publisher’s Percy Jackson site for details. The overall winner gets a trip to Greece for four, and they’ll meet me and my family in Athens!

Rick Riordan