Mrs. Colorado at the Highlands Festival!

This weekend was so much fun!  The Muirhead clan went to the Scottish/Irish Festival in Estes Park.  Starting on Friday night, my family and I were invited to be apart of Tattoo Estes.  This is where several marching, bag pipe and other assorted bands from around the world showed off their talents.  Being a past band girl myself, I was in love!  
That night is when I also learned about a "walking taco."  When we arrived we were to be brought into the stadium on a horse and carriage.   I hadn't eaten and therefore went to the concession stand to grab a quick bite. When I saw "walking taco" I thought something quick and easy to eat.  Nope!  Fritos, chili and cheese is what consists of this clever name.  So imagine

me - crown, banner, nice outfit - trying to quickly eat a Frito pie without making a spectacle of myself.  Not easily accomplished!
The next day began with a parade.  I so enjoyed meeting a lot of the participants beforehand.  Bands traveled from all over the country and even the world to be there.  Later that day we had a VIP dinner, followed by a concert.  My daughter and I enjoyed dancing to the bag pipe rendition of "Don't Stop Believing," by Journey.  Yep!  Sounds crazy, but it was fantastic! 
I had the opportunity to be interviewed, on camera, about Mrs. Colorado and why I decided to compete.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful organization in our home state.  I felt nothing but pride as I talked about who we are and what we represent!  If you are currently considering entering the pageant for 2014, congratulations!  You are about to start an amazing journey!
Have a blessed week!!