Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Our young fans at the moonlight parade
Mrs. Oregon Director Libby Crawford, Mrs, Oregon, Mrs. Idaho & Mrs. Idaho Director Mandi Feely. We really did not discuss the black and white wardrobe theme

Oregon and Idaho Directors - best such good friends
Mrs. Idaho, New Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Oregon

23-25 May Mrs. Washington America Pageant - Another girls only ROAD TRIP!!! and oh what a time it was. This time Libby and I met the ladies of the Mrs. Idaho America Pageant in Moses Lake Washington for the Mrs. Washington America Pageant. But before the pageant we stopped in at one of finer restaurants in Moses Lake, Michael's on the Lake. - then it was off to the annual Moses Lake Moonlight Parade a grand spectacle of beautiful automobiles, horses, people and floats decorated in multi-colored lights from top to bottom. Afterwards we were afforded accommodations at the vacation home of Mrs. Oregon Director, Libby Crawford in Quincy, Washington. Being very tired after long drives from both Washington and Idaho we it was off to bed for our "beauty sleep". But we were all up bright and early the next day eating those healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) beauty queens breakfasts. Some of us took a walk around the neighborhood taking in all of beautiful sites of the lake, the homes, and the people. Then it was time to get ready for the BIG NIGHT. First it was an early dinner back at Michael's,then off to Moses Lake High School for the big night There was a packed house as the audience watched Mrs. Snohomish, Elizabeth Larsen was crowned Mrs. Washington 2009!!! Jessica Riggs was First Runner-up and Jamicka Jones Mrs. Fife was Mrs. Congeniality It was a great production and a beautiful group of women. After the pageant we did what has apparently become an Oregon after pageant ritual and that is going to Shari's Restaurant for Pie, milkshakes or whatever. We topped the night off by going back to Libby's and watching the DVD of the 2008 Mrs. America Pageant - what fun! We also talked a lot about what has become a favorite staple of many pageant girls Arbonne International cosmetics. But then it was late and time for us all to "hit the Hay". Then up bright and early to head in directions East and West. It was really an awesome girls weekend away.

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