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
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
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