Good Morning from D.C.

I’m writing from Bethesda, MD today. I flew in yesterday afternoon, and the plane passed right by the White House and Washington Memorial. I was surprised planes could even fly that close! What a great view. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the cherry blossoms are in bloom, so my drive up the Potomac into Bethesda was a great experience.

Today I visit two schools in Maryland. Then tonight I drive to Chalfont, outside of Philadelphia, where I will do two more visits tomorrow. This trip actually marks my last privately booked school visits for the foreseeable future. I am not doing any visits next year (except for what the publisher arranges during my book tour) so I can catch up on my writing and be at home for my family. The last four years have been a blur of travel, and while I will miss visiting so many schools, it’s time for me to take a breather!

I’ll let you know how the visits go. Hard to believe it’s almost May already!

Rick Riordan