I hope we can introduce ourselves so that we can have more fun on our trip. This could also help you pair up with a hotel roommate.
And perhaps you could also say a little bit about what you’re looking forward to on the trip.
I’ll get the ball rolling. I’m Bruce Ritchie and I work in Tallahassee as a reporter covering environmental issues at the state Capitol for The Florida Tribune and for my Floridaenvironments.com blog.
I’ve been to 13 SEJ conferences beginning in 1992 in Ann Arbor, Mich. I have long anticipated an SEJ conference in Florida and I became involved in the Miami conference back in January as I helped get the Cuba post-conference tour started. At that time I also suggested having a Keys trip as a way for conference attendees from around the nation see this slice of paradise.
I’ve been briefly to Key Largo and that’s it, so I look forward to seeing Key West. I hope the tour is both informative and relaxing. I’ve only been snorkeling on coral reefs a few times so I look forward to any chance I can get.
My wife, Sue Ellen, will be my roommate. She’s been to at least seven SEJ conferences and still is willing to go on the post-conference tour. Feel free to contact me at bruceBritchie@gmail.com or 850-385-1774.
Please, introduce yourself!