Are you ready? On your mark, get set ... blog party! It's the 25th season of Philiminations and people who don't take the time to learn how to drive a manual transmission car! As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest! As always, the party is in the comments area (we've soundproofed the comments room so our party doesn't disturb the neighbors). Come join us there!
Before we get started, the Magnificent Margo and Mom have made the random picks for the blog pool. Yes, she rocks and that's how we roll! I'm making a bit of a "cheat sheet" with small photos of the teams, names, brief bits and the blog members whose pick they are. Without further ado:
They recently married.
Pool Pick for: Jean, Jennasmom, Nana in NW, PDXGranny
Pool Pick for: Brenda, meb, Nicklepeed, Rochelle, Terry in TX
Pool Pick for: Becky, Delee, dla, Donna in AL
Pool Pick for: Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Lynn1, Margo
Pool Pick for: Donna in FL, Glenn, Jackie, Marlo
Pool Pick for: Cheryl in NC, Laurie, ML, OrkMommy
Pool Pick for: Buzzmaam, Merrilee, Rbennie, SueGee
Pool Pick for: chrob61, Kathy in Brooklyn, Kelsey NY, Zoetawny
Pool Pick for: Caela, Sharon, Sharon N, Willie J
Pool Pick for: Auntie Leigh, Brian, David, Donna NY, sanra
Tim and Te Jay: College sweethearts, 23/24, flight attendant/server and female impersonator. South Pasadena and Pasadena, CA. They think they're fabulous. Maybe by the end of the race (or their end of the race), they'll think they're fierce. I dunno. #CollegeSweethearts
Pool Pick for: Babs, Brent McKee, Dusty, Monty924
Ready to race around the world and PARTY! GO!
They're starting the race from Manhattan like they did 25 years ago. They're starting out in Times Square. How did I miss going over there to see that?
The winner of the first leg also wins The Save -- if they're in trouble, they can use it at any time to save themselves. Going to St. Thomas, only five teams on the first flight. The second flight is 40 minutes behind the first.
Once there, they have to sign up for seaplane flights. Yikes! The sisters stole the pen from the firefighters as they were signing up for their flight. Okay, that was down and dirty.
Take a leap of faith, must leap two stories into the sea from an outcrop of rocks to retrieve their next clue. They're off to a pirate ship where they get the next clue. And that leads them to their next clue.
Roadblock - Navigate beach with compass, shovel and use coordinates to find a treasure chest in the sand to find their next clue.
The Dentists dude is the only one who seems to know how to read the compass. They're heading to the Pit Stop. He even helped several other teams understand the compass.
The Pit Stop!
1. Misti and Jim -- they win the Save
All of the other teams are having problems with the Roadblock. Finally a few are getting it.
2. Tim and Te Jay
3. Kim and Alli
4. Brooke and Robbie
5. Adam and Bethany
6. Amy and Maya
7. Dennis and Isabelle
8. Shelley and Nici
The sisters and Keith/Whitney want to take a four hour penalty and not finish. The firefighters agree to do it, too.
Good. The firefighters stole the cab from the girls.
9/10 - Mike/Scott and Keith/Whitney (not sure of their order)
Lisa and Michelle are Philiminated. Good. Karma. The firefighters wouldn't have pushed their way into the cab had the girls not stolen their pen from them to sign up for the seaplane.