Friday, June 19, 2009

NEBRASKAland - North Platte Nebraska

This little cutie at the kiddie parade was udderly adorable
Idaho, Wyoming, and I -so intimidating :)

A Kodak Moment at the rodeo

The men at the cake bake were right where they belong- in the kitchen!

What I would look like as a guy... thank God I'm not one

I don't think the feeling is mutual

The famous sign picture!

Wow! Where do I start? I just came home from North Platte, Nebraska where I experienced 5 days of excitement. I had an amazing host family who took very good care of me. Thank you to the Wrights' for opening up their home to me and showing me that one of a kind Nebraska hospitality. I flew into town on a very small plane and North Platte stole my heart from the very beginning. I was joined by 16 other state queens and Miss Rodeo America, Maegan Ridley. It was great to get to know all of the ladies and we had fun getting to know eachother. We were there to support the Buffalo Bill PRCA rodeo, which is on the Heartland Series, and most importantly- to attend the Miss Rodeo Nebraska pageant. We signed A LOT of autographs this week at banks, western stores, and even Walmart. I did two nights of the rodeo, modeled a dress and my chap outfit at the style show, visited Buffalo Bill's barn, watched an all male cake bake (a great idea I must say), and watched the new Miss Rodeo Nebraska get crowned. That is just a tiny amount of what we all experienced at Nebraska. The board was very welcoming and kind. They had a horse lined up for every single girl to ride at the rodeo, and treated us very well. Thank you to the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association! I had a great time in the charming town and can truly say that Nebraskans are excellent hosts and wonderful people.

I have been busy getting ready for Miss Rodeo America along with my travels- ordering clothes, studying, and staying on top of the news. If anyone has any rodeo tidbits or anything they feel could assist me in preparation, let me know!

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