Wednesday September 2 - I head out this morning for a run early and encounter some small AZ critters (lizards, BIG bugs, etc.) and beautiful desert landscape. Mrs. America show rehearsals begin at 9 AM! After rehearsals and lunch we board a bus for a Habitat for Humanity Project. Local media captures us in action:
http://community.azstarnet.com/slideshows/flash/index.php?id=2444 After the project we head to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant - YUM!
Thursday September 3 - I feel like we are getting into a rhythm at Mrs. America. Breakfast, rehearsals, and an outing today to La Encantada mall! We have a red carpet reception at St. John complete with champagne ;) After some shopping we head back to the hotel for rehearsals followed by a dinner reception at the Mrs. America Presidents suite with the President of the Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau. I present Mr. Walker (CVB President) with a gift from Kentucky - a Makers Mark gift basket ;)
Friday September 4 - We start off the morning with a golf photo shoot! So fun!! Afterwards we head to rehearsals, lunch, rehearsals, and then off to the Presidents dinner with the hosting hotel GM. Each delegate present Mr. Johnson a gift from their state (More Makers Mark!. Such a glamorous and exciting evening!