Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Amazing Race: All-Stars 'Welcome to the Jungle' blog party


Oh my. The show is beginning on time here in the NYC viewing area. Now, this is TRULY amazing, right?

Here are the latest blog pool standings from that Magnificent Margo:

Flight Time & Big Easy - Laurie, Donna in FL, nicklepeed
Jen & Caroline - Lynn1, Buzzmaam, DLA
Dave & Connor - Becky, Auntie Leigh, Rochelle
Margie & Luke - Donna in AL, Monty924, PDXGranny
Brendon & Rachel (Brenchal) - Terry in TX, Brian
Jessica & John - Sharon S, David, Rbennie
Cord & Jet (Cowboys) - ML, Nana in NW, Delee
Joey & Meghan - Brenda, Zoetawny, Dusty
Leo & Jamal (Afganimals) - Jackie, Jennamom, Merrilee

Philiminated --
Mark & Mallory - SueGee, jonMD1627, Margo

As the show airs here, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join us in the fun!

And, Laurie ... I'm thinking of you and your family this evening.

The teams are off to Malaysian Borneo on two separate flights, a few hours apart. Brendan and Rachel are the first on the second flight. Aw, so sad. Heh. Joey/Meghan and Jessica/John are with them on the last flight.

Roadblock -- teams join the roaming gnome in "Who will fall for this one?" -- rappelling down a waterfall to retrieve a clue. Dave/Connor in the lead.

River Delivery or Run through the Jungle are the Detour choices. Both entail going down the river. One has them delivering items via the river. The other has them going through the woods with a "native" and blowdarting a fake bird, then bringing that down river.

Gah! David and Connor missed a clue -- Leo and Jamal take over the lead.The Cowboys almost made the same mistake, but the Afghanimals have turned a new leaf and helped them. They don't want to be double u-turned this season!

The Cowboys didn't return the favor, passing right by as the cousins floundered in the water with their raft coming apart.

Dave and Connor ended up carrying the food on foot. Meghan and Joey (the later flight is finally there) may have made a horrible mistake by not telling their taxi to wait.

Wow. Dave and Connor are back in the lead! They rock!

Pit Stop -
1. Dave and Connor -- won a trip to Budapest, Hungary
2. Cowboys
3. Afghanimals

Meghan and Joey walked for a long time trying to get a taxi. Finally, success. With the river task being unpredictable, they may have a chance to stay in this. Or not.

4. Margie and Luke

Uh-oh. Brenchal, smug in their raft-making skills, are in the rapids with their raft coming apart.

5. Flight Time and Big Easy
6. Caroline and Jennifer
7. Jessica and John
8. Brendan and Rachel

Meanwhile, Joey and Meghan's raft has fallen apart.

9. Joey and Meghan -- Philiminated

70 comments:

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie

Jackie said...

Hey, Lynn!

Sharon S said...

Hi Lynn, Hi Jackie

lynn1 said...

Hi Sharon

JonMD1267 said...

What the heck I miss one week and I am PHILIMINATED lol

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone! I brought some corned beef potatoes & cabbage tonight. Rye bread for those that just want a sandwich. (I know its early but it was a good sale!!)

SueGee on the LeftCoast

lynn1 said...

I brought some Boursin cheese and crackers.

Sharon S said...

Jon, I think the saying is "you snooze, you lose...."

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Jackie and lynn!!!

Hard to decide to whether to watch TAR or Once Upon a Time....so very hard. I'm DVRing both, so I'll watch Once as soon as this is done. Anxious to see what happens.

Penny

SueGee said...

Me too Jon. I haven't decided who to cheer for yet. I like more than one of the remaining groups

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

I brought some pizza...so dig in!

JonMD1267 said...

I know they may not be the most popular but I have to root for my Brenchal lol Yes you are the only ones stuck in traffic walk you fools lol

Nickelpeed said...

I'm actually liking Jon much better this time around. He's mellowed a lot. Not so arrogant.

lynn1 said...

That looks dangerous to me

Nickelpeed said...

Boy, it makes me nervous. Flighttime and Big Easy have been really quiet. Yikes.

They're my pool pick.

JonMD1267 said...

I can't believe he missed getting one.

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and everyone.

Becky said...

Come on Daddy and son!

Nickelpeed said...

These look fun. I would love to do TAR; but I have a daughter and husband who have 2 left feet and have no urgency whatsoever. LOL

I don't see Becky...hope she's okay. Missing people, hope all is okay for all of them.

Becky said...

NOOOOO!!!!!!

Sharon S said...

I'm glad that Jamal and his cousin did not lie this time. It makes me like them a little better.

JonMD1267 said...

They deuced up big time.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky. When I didn't see you, was hoping you were okay!

Becky said...

I hope Connor and Dave just change tasks since they passed the last one.

Nickelpeed said...

The dad and son have been through so much. They are not my pool people, but I wouldn't mind seeing them win; well, actually, with the twins gone, everyone in this group is pretty good!

Becky said...

Yeah, Penny, I am today. Most of last week was a nightmare.

Becky said...

I haven't updated, because of it. She is slowly slipping away.

Nickelpeed said...

Man, the brothers and the blonds just aren't having a good time, are they?

It amazes me that the other teams still caught up. The task has to be really hard.

lynn1 said...

Becky I know what you are going through. My Mom is 90 and has Alzheimers. some days she won't even speak to me at all

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, I am so, so sorry. :-(

Nickelpeed said...

I have been thinking of you and momma. I should have checked in. I've had two sick doggies.

Becky said...

Great, they finished their tasks. I love the cowboys too.

Sharon S said...

So sorry Becky.

Becky said...

I don't dislike any of the teams now.

Becky said...

YAHOOOOO!!!!

lynn1 said...

Yay for Dave and Connor

JonMD1267 said...

Why didn't those kids tell the cab to wait for them.

Jackie said...

Because they're foolish, Jon.

Jackie said...

This is why I liked Dave and Connor so much in their own season -- a great relationship on both parts and they're darned good at this!

JonMD1267 said...

They friggin lucked out.

Nickelpeed said...

I like Dave and Connor, too, Jackie.

Nickelpeed said...

This task looks reallly hard.

Yay Globetrotters!!!!!

David said...

Hi everyone =)

Ugggg. Got to get used to closing the curtains again to watch evening TV now so the sun doesn't shine on the screen.

Nickelpeed said...

At least Luke is not as cry-cry this season. He's a little more self-reliant. They aren't arguing as much.

JonMD1267 said...

And so it begins a Brenchal meltdown.

Nickelpeed said...

Don't panic, Rachel, just listen!

Becky said...

I know this is OT, but hospice has been wonderful. Lynn, Momma is almost 96. She was so active all her life. She is slipping into Alzheimers from Dementia. I spend 2-4 hours a day and am wiped out when I get home.

JonMD1267 said...

Becky Hospice really are a great group of people, they helped us out with my Dad and all. I'm so sorry you and your family are going through all this.

Nickelpeed said...

Even with all my hot air, I would not be able to do the blow dart. lol


OH NO. Rachel and Brandon are in real trouble. O_o

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Nickelpeed said...

Any one else a Once Upon a Time fan? I keep going back and forth.

Becky said...

Oh, boy, Brenchael is in trouble. She is not as annoying this time. Neither are the Afanimals.

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, my heart goes out to you. I know this is so hard. I'm praying for you and momma. I'm so sorry.

Nickelpeed said...

Doesn't Petals watch TAR, too? Hope she's okay.

lynn1 said...

Becky it is emotionally and physically draining. It is hard to see them slip away a little more everyday.

Joe in NY said...

Becky,
I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. That is really hard on the family. Harder, I think, than on the patient. Hope it all works out in everyone's best interest.

Joe in NY said...

When my raft breaks up in the rapids, I'm totally letting the gnome drown.

Nickelpeed said...

Rachel is not so irritating this time. Same with John. Although, he does equate himself to John Smith. LOL

It does not look good for Brenchel

JonMD1267 said...

As much as I love Brencal I am trying not to go blue with her and the dart.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope it's not an elimination round because I do like Meghan and Joey.

Nickelpeed said...

They have such a great attitude. Sad to see them go. :-(

Sharon S said...

This season is hard because I like so many of the teams. It's going to be hard watching a lot of t hem go!

Jackie said...

Even Brenchal is on better behavior this season. They're almost bearable!

Nickelpeed said...

Well, see you all Wednesday.

I'm having dental surgery, so thank God I don't have to talk... >..<
;-)

My prayers to you Becky. <3

Thank you for hosting Jackie!

JonMD1267 said...

Thanks Jackie!!! Hope everyone has a great week and hang in Becky we all have you in our thoughts.

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. Becky I hope that tomorrow will be a good day for your Mom and you.

Nickelpeed said...

Uh oh, looks like Luke's old habits come back next week. Yikes.

Those feet look horrible! :-(

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

Becky said...

Hey, Joe and all who arrived after me.

Jackie, will tell you thank you right now before I forget it.

Hopefully I will be here Wednesday.

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