Miss Douglas County and recent Douglas High School graduate Jessika Wass is kicking off the run-up to the Miss Nevada Pageant with a time-honored tradition.
A road trip.
Wass was traveling in a Suburban on Thursday morning picking up the three directors and other four contestants for the drive down to Mesquite for the pageant.
"We've got a lot of stops to make," she said in a telephone interview from the road.
Wass prepared for the journey by bringing her iPod, some interview questions to review and her iPhone with a CNN app, so she can keep up with current …