Saturday, April 08, 2006
The Indy trip
In case you haven't seen the photo already: This was my once-in-a-lifetime trip. Our smaller, community newspaper sent two writers and a photographer to Indianapolis to cover the Final Four and, specifically, George Mason. The photo is from my seat on press row prior to Saturday's national semifinals.
I've never flown to an assignment before. And I've never stayed anywhere more than three days. So we did our best to live it up: We took in a lot of the brewpubs in downtown Indy, saw some good (if not always competitive) basketball and even survived a brush with an apparent tornado.
This was, by far, the biggest assignment I've done in a decade of journalism, and one that I will never forget.