Sunday, May 05, 2013

The Amazing Race: May 5, 2013 Season Finale Blog Party


Oh my. It's even starting on time tonight! Are you ready for the big two-hour finale? While I'm not real keen on Max and Katie (more talking about Max there), I think any of the four remaining teams are "worthy" of the win. My personal favorites at this point are Bates and Anthony. I find the demographics of the last four teams racing to be interesting -- one male/female couple, two all women teams and one all male team.  Are the challenges getting physically easier? Or are the female teams stronger? Your thoughts?

As the show airs, I'll update this post with the major happenings. However, as always, the big party will be in the comments area. Come join us!

Teams are heading to Ireland.

Roadblock - The teams must cannonball into a mud bog and swim it. t looks like it might do in the country-western gals. Jennifer just can't seem to do it.

The Detour has them serving a five-course meal (Tray It) or doing graffiti (Spray It).

Max and Katie are in the lead heading to the Pit Stop at Ulster Hall.

1. Max and Katie - won a trip to the Dominican Republic
2. Bates and Anthony
3. Mona and Beth

Jennifer and Caroline didn't make the final three.

On the way to London next! They get a pint of beer there and are heading to Washington, DC, their final destination. From the Lincoln Memorial, it's off to meet up with the Secret Service for a photo shoot with the President. Or, to be more honest -- a photoshopped shot, not the real thing.

The Roadblock has them being a Spymaster figuring out what one of 50 spies has the next clue. Now Bates and Anthony are in the lead heading to the stadium where the Nationals play baseball.

The stadium challenge is a hoot! One has to fly around on a zipline, the other is in an actual mascot baseball suit trying to catch a ball thrown from the zipline.

The final challenge has them search through globes and put them in the correct order of the race. Bates and Anthony got through it before anyone else arrived! They're now on their way to Mount Vernon ... the Finish Line! The other two teams are at or just arriving at the globes.

Max and Katie are done with the globes.

BATES AND ANTHONY WIN THE AMAZING RACE!

Max and Katie came in second. Last came Mona and Beth.  

96 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

Yayayay, it's on time.

Hi Jackie and Vincent. Thank you Jackie, for hosting!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Go Anthony and Bates!!!!

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie & Penny

Jackie said...

Hey there!

lynn1 said...

I like Anthony & Bates too

lynn1 said...

Jackie, I don't think the challenges have become easier I think the remaining women are stronger and more fit

Jackie said...

They've maintained positive outlooks throughout the show. It's hard NOT to like Anthony and Bates!

Becky said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo Jackie and company.

Becky said...

I am not overly fond of Max and Katie.... and they are my peeps.

Jackie, thank you for hosting. You too, Master Vincent.

lynn1 said...

Hi Becky

lynn1 said...

MAX is an ASS

Becky said...

Hey, Lynn.

Nickelpeed said...

I agree, Max is an ass. That smirk o his face...he's abrasive.

Hi Lynn and Becky!

Becky, how is you momma doing in her new settings?

Nickelpeed said...

Yuk. Talk about leeches....ugh

Sharon S said...

Hi Everyone! I'd like to see the roller derby moms win, but they are a long shot. I'd be happy with the hockey brothers - they are always smiling, even when things aren't going their way.

Nickelpeed said...

I'll help him!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, she's going fast. For hating water, she is doing well.

Becky said...

Penny, she is still a bit confused. The care of that unit is just as good as the previous one, but a lot more residents. Thank you for asking.

I am pulling for the hockey players too.

This task gives a new meaning to "mud bath".

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~

Hi everyone! I cannot believe this is the last TAR and Survivor is going to be over next week!

SueGee from the Left Coast

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, I don't want them to be eliminated, but she's defeating herself. :-(

Becky said...

Sue, time flies when you're having fun. Jackie, I love coming here for TAR and Survivor.

Nickelpeed said...

Glad to hear the care is the same. I was impressed when they asked you what your mother liked, etc. You do not get care givers asking things like that very often.

SueGee said...

And before we know it - BB time!!

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, SueGee, I can't believe this is the last TAR. I really want Anthony and Bates to win, but will be happy with anyone but Max.

I have to work Wednesday night, so I'll be checking in on Survivor on my phone periodically. I'm not suppose to use it at work, so I have to be very discreet about it. But, I will be here for next Sunday.

NOOOOOOO, not them first...dang!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh good, he caught it. Come on, get it right. Yikes!!!

Nickelpeed said...

I really do not them to do well, but they have been doing great.

I'm hoping Anthony and Bates picks it up faster.

The roller ladies are not doing well. They do not get it.

lynn1 said...

These folks are really dumb when it come to knowing anything about food

Nickelpeed said...

I would have gotten Chartruse wrong, too. My husband said it was green, I didn't know. LOL He said the only reason he knows is because it's a favorite color for some fishing lures. How funny!

Becky said...

Penny, that is funny. Most men would not know the color.

lynn1 said...

I knew what color chartreuse was because my mother's dining room chairs were covered in that color

Becky said...

Max, please hush up! You are a jerk.

lynn1 said...

I hope Max & katie have a change of luck

Becky said...

Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors.

Nickelpeed said...

Jim is so smart when it comes to colors and it's mostly because of fishing. LOL.

I'm not a green person. I only like forest green, but the other green colors - no. Give me a fuschia, periwinkle, etc. I would know. LOL

~~Silk said...

Chartreuse is a green herbal liqueur made by French monks. It's an acquired taste.

Becky said...

OUCH!!!

Becky said...

Good for them! What a come from behind. I guess ir will be close. But not close enough.

Nickelpeed said...

Bummer. But the roller ladies worked very hard to get there. LOL

lynn1 said...

I have tried the chartreuse liqueur but I didn't care for it

Becky said...

I love the singers attitude. No complaining and still friends.

lynn1 said...

I do like Midori melon liqueur which is a nice shade of green too! LOL

Jackie said...

Midori and Mountain Dew make a fine summer drink!

Jackie said...

BB is early this season. Did they say June 25?

lynn1 said...

I don't do the dew

Sharon S said...

I wasn't paying attention....BB starting early -- yay!

(I spent 40 minutes looking for something that was in the first place I looked, but missed seeing it. I hate when that happens!)

Margo said...

**Pool Update**

Mona & Beth - Laurie, Margo
Max & Katie - MEB, PDXGranny
Anthony & Bates - Merrilee, Rbennie



1st Place
Max & Katie - MEB, PDXGranny

Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Matthew & Daniel - Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Sharon S
Idries & Jamil - Donna in AL, Monty924
John & Jessica - Becky, Brian, Jennasmom
David & Connor - Auntie Leigh, Delee, Lynn1
Pamela & Winnie - Jackie, Zoetawny
Chuck & Wynona - JOEY, SueGee
Joey & Meghan - Donna in FL, Glenn
Caroline & Jen - Brent MeKee, Nana in NW

Sharon S said...

ooh....the boys have an advantage in DC...

lynn1 said...

The white house is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. not 1100

Nickelpeed said...

I do not want Max and Kate to win.

Sorry, but the roller girls are a little out of it.

They all make me laugh thinking they would actually get to meet President Obama. LOL

Becky said...

When the Beagle Moms went to DC, we went to the White House. They took my picture with a Secret Service agent. I put my arm around him and hit the gun he was wearing. Scared the poop out of me.

Becky said...

I guess I don't have Max and wife. Good! I really couldn't cheer for them to win, bragging rights or not!

Nickelpeed said...

That's too funny.

Nickelpeed said...

I would be scared, to Becky!!!


What a cool detour!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Hope he messes it up.

Go ANTHONY AND BATES!!!!

Becky said...

Cute. A covert op!

Nickelpeed said...

YES, YES, YES!!!!

Sharon S said...

Wow...they kept notes.....smarty pants. Hope it's allowed!

Nickelpeed said...

GO, GO, GOOOOOOoooooooooooo!

Don't get excited, Penny, it's still toooooo early!!!

lynn1 said...

way to Go Max!

Jackie said...

Once at work they told me a Secret Service guy was there for me. I met him -- greasy hair and cowboy boots with a suit. Ew. He was Secret Service and showed his credentials. It turned out an employee's son was applying for SS and they were doing an extensive background check. But this one in NJ was NOTHING like their image!

Becky said...

Jackie, the SSM I "met" was very clean cut and dressed just like these "agents", but no overcoat.

Nickelpeed said...

That's funny, Jackie. They sent Secret Service around to different people when I had to get a top secret clearance in the Air Force. My friends said it was very weird to see one. I think what they do, is send them from your state office. Really strange.

lynn1 said...

I had the SS come to my house to ask me abut our neighbor who need top secret clearance

Nickelpeed said...

Well, this will do them good if they took notes. I think notes are permitted. Pretty sure. If they're not, then Max and Kate will win.
>..<

Nickelpeed said...

This task is going to slow all of them down. That is hard. Yuck.

Becky said...

I didn't think they were allowed to keep notes. Guess I was wrong.

lynn1 said...

all 3 teams kept notes so I guess it won't matter

Nickelpeed said...

dang it guys...this has to be really hard.

Sharon S said...

Oh, I hope they don't have traffic troubles...

Delee said...

Hockey boys all the way!

lynn1 said...

Run Guys

Nickelpeed said...

OMGosh! Go Anthony and Bates!!! Woohoo. Unless they get really lost, they are going to take this!!!

Are they lost????

Nickelpeed said...

Come on guys. This is nerve wracking.

Nickelpeed said...

Ok, they are going to make us wonder and bite our nails. Yikes.

Sharon S said...

yay!

Merrilee said...

Yeah! I won the BRAGGING rights as the winner of The Amazing Race until next season!!! Go Me!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh YES!!!!

Becky said...

Yeah!!!

lynn1 said...

YAHOO!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Wow. This is great. Two hockey players, this is great!!

lynn1 said...

Congrats Merrilee

Merrilee said...

Thanks Lynn1

SueGee said...

I'm back with a cold pitcher of Margaritas to toast the winners and celebrate Cinco de Mayo

SueGee

See you all Wednesday!

Nickelpeed said...

Congrats Merrilee!!

Merrilee said...

Thanks Nickelpeed

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you for hosting, Jackie. Really appreciate it.

I do work Wednesday night, so won't be here. Will try to check in with my i-phone.

Take care everyone!!! Can't wait until the Survivor Finale!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Glad father and son are doing well.

Becky said...

At least Max and Katie did not nip at each like so many married couples have in the past.

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie for another great TAR season

Sharon S said...

Thanks again for hosting Jackie.

Congrats Merrilee...a great team to brag about!

Jackie said...

Thanks to all of you for helping to make the season more enjoyable!

lynn1 said...

Nite everyone

Becky said...

I am glad father and son are doing well too.

Jackie, thank you for opening your home to us.

I'm sorry about the Margarita all over the couch. Can I still come Wed.

Jackie said...

Of course, Becky!

Margo said...

Final Update

1st Place
Anthony & Bates - Merrilee, Rbennie
Max & Katie - MEB, PDXGranny
Mona & Beth - Laurie, Margo

Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Matthew & Daniel - Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Sharon S
Idries & Jamil - Donna in AL, Monty924
John & Jessica - Becky, Brian, Jennasmom
David & Connor - Auntie Leigh, Delee, Lynn1
Pamela & Winnie - Jackie, Zoetawny
Chuck & Wynona - JOEY, SueGee
Joey & Meghan - Donna in FL, Glenn
Caroline & Jen - Brent MeKee, Nana in NW

Delee said...

David G Gibbs, in memoriam, mentioned at the end of AR was the helicopter pilot (for AR) who crashed in CA. He was flying to film a reality show the Discovery Channel .