Wow, was today busy! Team Waseca went from parade, to interview prep, to band competition all in one afternoon. I had so much fun riding in my first parade. It's not every day you get to put on a crown and gown and be pulled in your own horse drawn wagon! Keeping our balance when the horses came to a sudden halt was the only challenge of the day (heels were not the best choice). After the parade we went straight to Jen's office to get in some interview prep and lunch before the band competition. I love prepping for our interviews, because it's fun to hear what new questions our directors have come up with to try to stump us, and get advice for next time. After that, we headed to the Waseca Senior High School to work the water stand at the band competition. Being in marching band myself, it was nice to hear other local bands and see their color guards perform. And of course, there's never a dull moment hanging out with my sister queens and directors. As boring as filling water glasses may sound, we spent the afternoon laughing as we took our job extremely seriously. We ended the night with the award ceremony and a brilliant firework show. It was just another night that made me feel so blessed to be enjoying this experience and the people I get to spend it with.
Fall is finally here, and Miss Waseca's Outstanding Teen, Sadie Odenbrett, and I got to kick it off by volunteering at the Farm America Fall Fest! We started out our morning at the waffle breakfast taking tickets and greeting families as they came in the door, and later, spent the afternoon exploring the activities set up on the grounds. We participated in tomahawk throwing, which neither of us had much of a talent for, learning how to use a shoulder yoke to carry water, testing our balance on stilts, and getting lost in the corn maze...in heels. It was definitely an adventure! I am so lucky that Waseca is a dual pageant, because I already have a friend going into Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen this spring. Sadie and I have had so much fun together, and I can't wait to see what the rest of our year has in store for us!
Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back often as I will update with pictures and journal about various appearances I make, share my platform, and prepare for Miss Minnesota in June!