Friday, April 17, 2015

The Amazing Race 26 - April 17 Blog Party


It's Friday night! I hope you haven't forgotten that it's time for The Amazing Race! Not only is the show on tonight, but it's TWO HOURS worth!  We have a Double U-Turn ahead in the double show, too.

As it 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. I hope to see you there. (And bring snacks. And beverages.)

Here's the blog pool standings presented by the Magnificent Margo:

Mike and Rochelle - Cheryl in NC, Laurie
Aly and Steve - Jackie, SueGee
Matt and Ashley - Delee, Merrilee
Blair and Hayley - Terry in TX, Margo, Chris
Jelani and Jenny - Marlo, Lynn 1, dla
Tyler and Laura - Ed in OH, David, Nickelpeed

PHILIMINATED:
Jeff and Lyda - Jennasmom, Paula Bell, meb
Lebya and CJ - Donna in FL, PDXGranny 
Harley and Jonathan - Becky, Willie J 
Bergen and Kurt - Nana in NW, Rbennie
Jeffrey and Jackie - Brian, Donna in AL, ORKMommy

Let's get it on! 

Teams are flying ten hours to Namibia (wherever that is!). All the teams are to be on the same flight. Once there they get on individual bush planes. Hayley and Blair, first to leave the Pit Stop, are at the end of the bush planes. They then have to drive themselves to the Bushman Village and need to pick up a salt lick on the way.

Roadblock - Who's feeling grassy? They have to help bushmen build a hut. Teams are fairly quick making the huts. Tyler/Laura. then Matt/Ashley head off.

Detour - Track, an elephant. Pack, feeding wild dogs wildebeest meat. Pack was taken up quickly, so teams are being steered to Track.

Mike and Rochelle are at the tail end of the pack. Hayley and Blair are second from last. 

The Pack Detour is definitely easier. But the elephant one is much cooler.

Mike and Rochelle were so much later that the Pack opened up again. So they might just make it!  Everyone is getting lost or at least lost-ish.

Pit Stop --
1. Matt and Ashley - win $5000 each.
2. Laura and Tyler
3. Hayley and Blair 
4. Jelani and Jenny 
5. Mike and Rochelle
6. Aly and Steve 

It's a non-elimination leg, so all are still in it for the next hour. 

Teams are heading into town and must read something in German. Some teams are talking about U-Turning Jelani and Jenny. J and J are guessing Matt and Ashley might U-Turn them -- but they do have the Express Pass. 

The clue turns out to lead them to a skydiving place. 

Roadblock - They must find a case dropped from a plane and there's a gnome involved in the skydiving. The teams themselves don't get to skydive.

For their Speed Bump, Aly and Steve must make a toy.

Detour - Work or Play. Dragging five tires for five miles with their trucks to smooth out road. Play has them sand skiing on the dunes.

Jelani and Jenny (wisely) use their Express Pass as other teams are heading to the Double U-Turn. Matt and Ashley U-Turn Jelani and Jenny while Laura and Tyler U-Turn Aly and Steve.

Teams have to bring an exotic animal to the Pit Stop.

1. Laura and Tyler - won a trip to Queenstown, New Zealand
2. Matt and Ashley
3. Blair and Hayley 
4. Jelani and Jenny
5. Mike and Rochelle
6. Aly and Steve (my blog pool team) - Philiminated

46 comments:

~~Silk said...

I'm here, and ready to enjoy all the comments of you multitaskers! Hey, Jackie, loving this wonderful warmth?

Jackie said...

It is nice that spring seems to be here to stay!

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Silk.

Jackie said...

Hey, Becky!

Becky said...

Gulp! I wouldn't want to do that. Years ago I would have loved it, but now I am wiser.

David said...

Hello Everyone. =)

Spring? I thought it had arrived but then we go and get 6 inches of snow. lol

Looks like we get a super-sized helping of AR tonight so I got a super-sized bag of Arby's curly fries.

Becky said...

Isn't it about timre for a non-elim round?

Jackie said...

Becky - It's two hours tonight -- I predict a "to be continued" or non-elim for one.

Becky said...

Hey, David.

Becky said...

Thanks. Jackie, have you gotten your short term memory back? Or did you lose it? I am still having problems with mine.

Jackie said...

Hey, David.

Why is there always at least one team who doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission?

Jackie said...

Becky - Pretty much so. Unfortunately, I've been one health crisis after another. So I don't know what's still related to the head injury.

Becky said...

Thank you for answering my question. It has been worrying me because it is still bad.

I think this has been one of the hardest seasons ever.

~~Silk said...

Is it just us four? Gee, I might even be able to keep up with both watching and reading!

Becky said...

We are under a tornado warning. Bad weather is moving into the area.

Becky said...

The doctor would be good at slicing. Too bad they chose the other task.

David said...

Stay safe Becky.

I hope you are much better before BB starts Jackie. It seems to take a lot out of you keeping up with BB feeds.
I wouldn't want you to jeopardise your health.

~~Silk said...

....I thought there was no more "pack"....

Becky said...

She is a PIA

Becky said...

Jackie, I wish there was someone with feeds who watch all day and could update you on what is going on during BB.

I agree with David, it is a tough job.

Jackie said...

Silk - Only three teams could fit on the truck at a time. Since Mike/Rochelle were so far behind, those teams finished the task, so they had the truck to themselves.

Becky said...

Good! I don't know who I am pulling for right now.

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Good! I don't know who I am pulling for right now.

Jackie said...

For those interested, you can try out for The Amazing Race tomorrow in CT! They've been advertising an open call.

David said...

Good to see that they are continuing with AR. I was worried when they moved it to Fridays then all the missed weeks and now 2 hour shows I thought this might be the end of it.

Becky said...

I can drive a stick shift! But I don't want to do the show.

SueGee said...

finally made it!! Fridays are not very chat friendly for me!!

Made a big fruit salad today so help yourselves!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Becky said...

Hey, SueG.

Jackie said...

I could use some fruit salad!

David said...

Hi SueGee =)

Jackie said...

If this show had been on 25-30 years ago, I would have killed to go on it. Back then I was into most of the risky stuff they do!

SueGee said...

Same for me Jackie...if I was younger sigh I would love to be on Survivor or TAR...

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Becky said...

When I was younger I would have done it with a second shot. Not now. I'M too old!

Jackie said...

I never would have wanted to do Survivor -- but TAR, yes! NO to Big Brother, too.

David said...

Drive five miles pulling tires in the air conditioning or climb a hill of sand. I know I would be sitting down riding, just walking in sand on the beach is hard enough.

SueGee said...

no BB here either

SueGee

Becky said...

I would have loved if they had a Shopping Survivor where you were given X # of $$ and would have to put a set of clothes together.

SueGee said...

I think I would have had fun with one of the grocery shopping games.


SueGee

~~Silk said...

Way too much running in TAR for me, even in my 20s. I'm under 5 ft tall, and even at 104 lbs I had a 42 inch bust. Imagine Dolly Parton running. Chin bruises. NoW I'm 70, with a belly to rival the bust.

Jackie said...

My orthopedic surgeon would prohibit it these days. Plus I'm way out of shape!

Jackie said...

Welp, my blog pool team is gone. I liked them.

Thanks for coming by!

David said...

Thanks Jackie =)

Everyone have a good evening .

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting. We really do appreciate it.

SueG I lost your address. Please write me again with an alert in the subject. I have something to tell you.

~~Silk said...

Thanks, Jackie.

Nickelpeed said...

I just got to watch TAR and I am so upset that the Sochi team was eliminated. Crap. :-(