This past weekend, I witnessed such an awesome display of show...and it wasn't even one for me.
Whether it's former classmates, guys I shared a floor with in college, or else meeting complete strangers, one of the coolest things about these tours has been my path crossing with others.
Oh, and seeing wicked awesome Reading posters like the Garfield one I found hanging near the Carmel Middle School library last week.
Also, some of these schools have hooked me up - I have two new Francis Parker Montessori t-shirts, a Carmel backpack, coffee mug, and t-shirts too. Understand I don't expect these sorts of things...but if you give me a school t-shirt, it will be worn. ;)
But back to my main point...
Whenever I visit a new school, my contact for the day inevitably mentions how excited the students are to meet me, (always a good thing), then they thank me for taking the time to visit.
It's almost as if they think I'm the one doing them a favor.
A cynical crowd would argue I do such visits for the book sales alone, or else as attempts to grow my audience.
I'll not deny both are added benefits, but the true answer for why I enjoy school visits lies in something far more simple.
Author. Actor. Rascal.