Our International Princess, Pre-Teen and Miss travelled all the way across the country for the IJM Washington/Oregon State Pageant! Even though they are always up to travel, to spend time together and to welcome more girls to the IJM Family, we thought it would be grand to make it even more worth their while.
First stop, the Space Needle!
After enjoying the breathtaking views on the Observation Deck, the International Queens were treated to lunch at the SkyCity Restaurant, 500 feet in the sky! With SkyCity's rotating panoramic views, the girls were able to see downtown Seattle, home of the IJM International Office, from all sides. With bellies full, and taste buds amazed from a lunch prepared by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, it was now time for their next stop.
Pike Place Market
We couldn't take the queens downtown and not visit Pike Place Market. Pike Place Market is a very special community, comprised of hundreds of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents. Well known for "throwing fish" along with a very specific chant, this stop was one of the funest!
The First Starbuck Ever!
It's hard to picture that the coffee chain that we all love and see everywhere, all started with one coffee shop. When we think of Starbucks, we don't only think of that delicious, liquid energy, we think about how a small start can result in a huge success! Each one of our International Queens followed their dreams and went after the #CROWNOFOPPORTUNITIES.
IJM Washington/Oregon State Pageant
What a weekend! This may have been the best part, welcoming new girls into the IJM Family is always a favorite. Eighteen girls were crowned and are headed to International Finals! Take a look at some of the fun the International Queens had during the pageant weekend.
It's no secret that over at IJM we love surprises, spoiling our queens and adventure. And boy, did we combine all three in taking them to iFly Seattle. After their flight class and learning some very important hand signals, they were off to get suited up and FLY! Check back to the IJM Social Media Pages for video of their flying experience and be sure to search the hashtag #KUWTQ (Keeping up With the Queens) for a front row seat to their upcoming international travel.