Friday, May 01, 2015

The Amazing Race 26 - May 1 Blog Party


It's Friday night -- time for The Amazing Race! Since last week was a non-Philimination leg, we still have five teams as we race towards the May 15th season finale.

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. 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
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
Aly and Steve - Jackie, SueGee 

Let's get this show on the road! 

The teams are heading to Peru. Laura and Tyler get a flight first, but will it be the first flight in? Blair/Hayley and Jenn/Jelani seem to have gotten a better flight -- 12 hours earlier. Yikes! Tyler and Laura, after celebrating Laura's birthday, just realized they could have booked an earlier flight. Matt/Ashley, Mike/Rochelle make the earlier flight. 

After watching fireworks in Peru, teams are off to get lost in taxis. 

Jenn and Jelani find the elusive clue at a shoe shine first while Hayley berates Blair. 

Roadblock - Who wants to take charge in the field? Work with a professional sugar cane cutter and harvest the crop. 

It looks like Matt/Ashley and Laura/Tyler will be totally lost as they follow wrong directions when they were right atop the shoe shine booth. 

Speed Bump - Matt and Ashley have to type (with a typewriter) a loan contract for llamas. 

They have to log their FitBit (more product placement as if we didn't have enough with cars) progress. They have to drink sugar cane juice and figure out how many steps they must take to burn it off.

Detour - Mamas or Papas. Mama's moonshine, find ingredients. Papas has them sorting and delivering potatoes. Jenny and Jelani remain in the lead. Matt and Ashley are trailing.

Uh-oh. When some of the potatoes were sorted wrong, the woman just dumped them on the ground. Jenny and Jelani lost their lead and Hayley/Blair are heading to the Pit Stop. 

Pit Stop
1. Hayley and Blair - Each won a FitBit fitness kit. Oh, gee. Wow. 
2. Jenn and Jelani 
3. Mike and Rochelle
4. Laura and Tyler 
5. Matt and Ashley -- Philiminated

53 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

Hi everyone!! Hi Jackie, thank you for hosting us. Greatly appreciate it!!!

Jackie said...

Hi Penny! I'm sure a few more will join in!

David said...

Hello Jackie and everyone who shows up. =)

Got a huge plate of brownies (no, not that kind) and fudge given to me for helping out a neighbor. Help yourselves. I don't eat much sweets.

Nickelpeed said...

Mmmmmmm David, the brownies and fudge sound GREAT!!!

SueGee said...

Hello to all who enter here!! I'll be in and out tonight as usual. Got a chicken on the grill right now so we will have some food shortly!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

I like Tyler and Laura.

Haley and Blair...I just don't know. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

This is the part I do not like. hey make it so just about everyone arrives at the same time. Just doesn't seem fair.

Nickelpeed said...

I was just going to say that, why didn't Laura and Tyler ask???

SueGee said...

Getting them bunched up again makes for good TV. I remember the first season where the 3rd place team was a whole day behind!

SueGee

David said...

I agree. those teams worked hard to get a time advantage on the others only to have it erased. Guess they don't want a repeat where that team was a full day behind the others on the last leg.

David said...

LOL, SueGee, great minds think alike. =)

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, I'm surprised Haley and Blair told the legal team? Do they dislike Laura and Tyler that much? I really do not like Jenni.

Nickelpeed said...

This is where not knowing the language hurts; however, not finding someone who knows where it is, is even worse. LOL

There she goes again, Haley never ends.

Nickelpeed said...

LOL. She's right, though. However, he's just ignoring her. LOLOLOL

Nickelpeed said...

THIS is why nurses and doctors don't get along many times. LOL. Now, they're all there and all have the same advantage, except Jenni and Jelani. Let's see how well she chops down this sugar cane.

Nickelpeed said...

I was thinking the same thing. Should she be operating a machete? heeeheeeheee

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Penny, David, SueG and others who are running late like me.

Becky said...

Oh, David, I LOVE sweets!

Jackie said...

Laura and Tyler didn't ask because they didn't read the whole clue. They read it after it was too late that they could seek earlier flights.

David said...

Hi Becky =)

Nickelpeed said...

I had a typewriter like that one time. My MIL still has one. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Can you imagine cutting that every day. These poor people. But, that's why they do it, because they are poor. Wow.

Nickelpeed said...

How are you doing, Becky?

Been meaning to ask both you and Jackie.

How are you two doing? Still having headaches and dizziness?

Becky said...

I would choke blondie if I were the doc!

Becky said...

I worked on a typewriter most of my working life. I remember how excited we were when we got a Selectric!

Penny, I am fine except for the short term memory loss. I still suffer from that most of the time.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Tyler speaks the language really well, which helps them.

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, that hurts Jenni and Jelani really bad. Yikes.

Becky said...

They are lucky the doc speaks Spanish.

Nickelpeed said...

I had a selectric also.

That's horrible Becky. Do they say it will improve; or does it take a really long time?

~~Silk said...

Alcoholics and diabetics need not apply,eh?

Nickelpeed said...

Dang,this could hurt them. They went from 1st to last. I'll be so mad if they come in last and are eliminated. So unfair. Crap.

Becky said...

Yhey aren't sorting the potatoes. Learn to read the clues!

Nickelpeed said...

We were driving around the farmlands here and saw a SOW so huge we had to look twice. You could tell she had babies, but she was running free around the farmfield. We were afraid to get out of the car because we didn't want her to attack us. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

What are they doing wrong, Becky?

David said...

That is a crappy prize for first. lol

SueGee said...

Not reading instructions clearly and not driving stick shifts...always catch up to you on TAR

SueGee

Becky said...

That will teach you to NOT spit on my potatoes!

SueGee said...

I was thinking the same thing crappy prize tonight (but they deserve it LOL)

SueGee

Becky said...

Penny, I haven't spoken to the doctor about it. I asked the nurses at River Ridge. One told me it was permanent and another said it could take months.

Becky said...

Jackie, how are you doing?

Nickelpeed said...

That doesn't sound great Becky. It's really hard to tell, though. I hope you heal.

Nickelpeed said...

That doesn't sound great Becky. It's really hard to tell, though. I hope you heal.

Nickelpeed said...

In do not want Laura and Tyler to be last. They have gotten along so well through all of this. I hope they get there in time.

At the same time, I feel bad for the last couple. I like them, too.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh crap. I really like these two, too. Oh well.

Thank you Jackie. Appreciate the time you take to do this.

I work next week, both Wednesday and Friday, so will see you all the following week.

When is the finale in this?

David said...

Saved by the skin of the teeth, I am still in this. lol

Thanks Jackie =)

Everyone have a good evening.

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting. I will see you Wed.

Jackie said...

The finale is the 15th -- two weeks from tonight.

David said...

The 15th I think is what Jackie posted as the finale

David said...
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Jackie said...

Thank you all for coming!

Nickelpeed said...

Good, I just looked it up and I am off May 15. Yay, I get to watch it and be here at the same time!

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you Jackie!!!

SueGee said...

See you Wednesday!

SueGee