I was lucky enough to attend Janet’s send off from the airport! What a turnout there was.
We were able to attend the 2009 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, at the Planet Hollywood. It was incredible to see the pageant so promoted, Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008’s, face was everywhere as were all 52 contestants. We were so impressed with the show and had a wonderful time cheering on our Miss Washington, Janet Harding. She represented us so well. We are so proud of her. Check out her blog at www.misswashington.org called “Janet’s Journey” for more of her take on her experience and life beyond the show.
We traveled with dear friend Mitchell and luckily he was more than willing to help us document our trip.We landed in Vegas late morning, got checked into our hotel and made the most of our first day on “the strip.” What fun!
This is our first day in town seeing the sights.
On Saturday we spent the day seeing sights and being ever so anxious for the final night of competition. What a day! We also got some great shopping done.
We tried all the desserts in honor of Janet.
She’s coming home to us!
The Miss Whatcom County Legacy is a strong one. Janet was well supported by our director Carol Starcher and her Miss Whatcom County Sisters!
What an adventure!