In book one, The Secret Watchers: Visions, Owen goes on an 8th grade trip to Washington DC. My own son leaves tomorrow on the trip that Owen went on. I wrote that part of the story based on research of what is happening there currently and what my other son experienced. As I have said before I get ideas from my boys and my life. I hope my son, his buddies, classmates and the wonderful chaperones have the best time ever! I can hardly wait to hear all about it. Some of it may end up in print!!!