Friday, March 11, 2016

The Amazing Race Blog Party - March 11, 2016



The show is starting! As it airs here on the East Coast, I'll post the major happenings live. Refresh the page to get the latest! However, as it always is ... the real party is in the comments area. Please join in on the fun! (And bring tasty beverages and snacks!)

The Magnificent Margo (and Mom) have made the random picks for the blog pool and here they are ...
Tyler & Korey-P- Paula Bell, Bruce & Ray, SueGee
Burnie & Ashley- Buzzmaam, Delee
Erin & Joslyn- Brian, Margo, Rbennie
Sheri & Cole- Donna in FL, Merrilee, Becky
Zach & Rachel- Sharon N, Nana in NW
Dana & Matt- Grandi, Nicklepeed
Scott & Blair- Meb, Jennasmom
Kurt & Brodie- David, Ed in OH

Philiminated:
Marty & Hagan- Jackie, Willie J
Cameron & Darius- chrob61, PDXGranny
Jessica & Brittany- Donna in AL, Monty924

Amazing Race fans ready? Let's GO!

Teams have to find certain cars in Chamonoix  to get their next clue. Then they're going up to the top of the highest mountain in Europe in a gondola car. They're set for a mountain hike. In ice and snow, of course. They're going up with mountain guides.

Yikes! They have to ascend snow stairs and then take a hand powered kind of zip line among high peaks to retrieve their clue.

Detour: Dynamite -- must deliver explosives and lunch to experts. After the pros explode the dynamite to control avalanches, they will get their next clue. Campsite has them setting up a snow camp.

The dynamite detour is very treacherous ... especially for those afraid of heights.

Alpha Boys Kurt and Brodie are in the lead. The Roadblock has them para-gliding and answering a question regarding it to get the next clue.

Erin and Joslyn are wandering about clueless looking for lunch.

Now Tyler has overtaken the Alpha Dude. (Alpha Dude crashed on take-off.) Tyler spots the (clue) Yeti with a Frnech flag.

Cole is having issues with the heights. Poor guy.

Pit Stop:
1. Tyler and Korey - won a trip to the Phillipines
2. Brodie and Kurt (Alpha Boys)
3. Dana and Matt
4. Scott and Blair
5. Zach and Rachel

Erin just can't get the take-off done.

6. Burnie and Ashley
7. Cole and Sheri
8. Erin and Joslyn - Philiminated.

The next episode will air April 1st. I assume that's due to March Madness basketball.

63 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

~~~SPLASH~~~ Thank you, Jackie, for hosting us. Greatly appreciated.

Hi Jackie, Vincent and all who follow!!!

Hopefully, I'll stay awake. I am soooooo tired!

Nickelpeed said...

Are we the only 2 so far?

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Penny. Then there were three.

Jackie said...

Hi guys!

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie, Penny and BEcky. Well my team was Philiminated last week and the brothers are gone so I'm not sure to who to root for. :((

Nickelpeed said...

YAYAYAY. Hi Becky!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Monty. My people are still in, but I was disappointed that the brothers were philiminated last week, too.

Becky said...

I am cold just looking at them. Speaking of cold -- well, the opposite -- our temperature is supposed to be pushing 90 Sunday.

Becky said...

Hey, Monty. I need to see who I have again.

monty924 said...

Doing two things at once again tonight so I may be in and out. Making Irish Cream Brownie's for a St. Paddy's day thing tomorrow. I know it's early but we're weird that way, LOL

monty924 said...

Penny, my team was Jessica and Brittany, but I really liked the brothers.

Nickelpeed said...

I will never forget taking the gondola up that and seeing an avalanche. There was this little lone cottage at the bottom and it was covered. As far as we were told, the cottage was empty. I would never do what they're doing, tho. It sure is beautiful up there, though.

Becky said...

Holy, Moley!I would take myself out of the race right there.

Nickelpeed said...

As long as it's not humid, I do not mind 90 degrees.

Jackie said...

My team was the first team out!

monty924 said...

I'm an oddity. I'm terrified of heights, but I love roller coasters (the taller the better) and I would love to go zip lining, but I couldn't do that.

Becky said...

My team is Sherry and Cole. Penny, I am used to hot weather. I live in South Texas. I wouldn't do well in a cold climate.

Penny, you have traveled a lot.

monty924 said...

Oh, have to agree with Penny on the temp vs. humidity thing. I would love to live somewhere when I retire in 90 degree weather, but not with the humidity. Arizona is my dream location. Went to Vegas one year and it never dropped below 100* the whole week and I never broke a sweat. Dry heat is tolerable.

monty924 said...

Several reasons I couldn't do that. My lungs would never take it.

Ed in Ohio said...

Jumpin' in late! Was on the phone and watching the news. I'm not too comfortable with heights so I don't mind what I missed.

monty924 said...

Lol, hi Ed. I was freaking out just watching it.

Becky said...

I don't care for the humidity, but if it is high we just stay inside with the AC.

Becky said...

Welcome to the No Way, Jose Club, Ed.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't like cold weather, either, Becky, even though I grew up in it. We spent 12 years in warm weather states. When he wanted to be stationed in his home state during his last years in the Air Force, I was disappointed. I wanted warm weather. LOL

I love roller coasters; and would love to zip line; but I could not do this.

Monty, I liked the Southern California weather where we were stationed. It was right next to the Mojave Desert, and was dryer. I like Arizona, too. Dry heat, I can handle. Humidity makes my sinuses swell up and harder to breath.

Nickelpeed said...

This poor woman. Dang, I don't want them in last place.

Ed in Ohio said...

I agree Becky...NO WAY!

I like speed so I can take roller coasters ...it's over quick. But when I'm stationary at heights I'm uncomfortable.

90's & dry work for me too!

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, I would love this. I love para gliding. The last time I did that, I could see all these sharks in the ocean. That is the only time I panicked because all I could think of was the theme to Jaws. LOL

Becky said...

I can't believe this season. It is an AMAZING race! CBS really stepped up this show and Survivor this time.

Nickelpeed said...

They really have, Becky. Some of these things are amazing. The best challenges I've seen so far.

monty924 said...

Exactly, Ed. That's how I handle coasters and things like Drop Tower. It's over soon, LOL. Penny, I would freak gliding over water even without the sharks, and I'm a good swimmer. Same reason I will never visit Hawaii. I can't fly over the water that long. :))

Nickelpeed said...

THAT is hilarious! A Yeti with a French flag! LOL

monty924 said...

Did he say, "Holy Calgon"?

Becky said...

There would be a stream of yellow you know what behind me.

Nickelpeed said...

It was so fun, though, Monty. I never thought about the ocean having sharks that close to the shore, but apparently, they are there all the time. When I hit the water, I almost had a panick attack because the weight of the parachute and equipment just about pull you under. But, obviously, I lived. LOL It was worth flying, though.

monty924 said...

Okay, Tyler and Korey are cute. They may be my root for team now.

Becky said...

Is it time for a non-elimination round? If ever there was a time for one it is now. Oh, my team is in last place.

Becky said...

II like this team!

Nickelpeed said...

At least it's a warm place!

monty924 said...

That would be my luck. Face down in the snow, lol

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, I'm just realizing that the photographer are RIGHT there. What are they flying in? Or do they have the camera in their parachute.

monty924 said...

Scott and Blair are fun too. Loving this season.

monty924 said...

Penny, I think they're holding a go pro out in front of them

Ed in Ohio said...

This might be one of the 'wildest' legs I've ever seen on this show!

Becky said...

I bet that is what the lead person is carrying....a camera.

monty924 said...

While we're on commercial. In case anyone would like this recipe. So great and you can change up the food coloring for other things like Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc.

Irish Cream Swirl Brownies
Ingredients:
1 package (family-size) fudge brownie mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz cream cheese softened
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
¼ cup Irish cream liqueur
1 egg
¼ teaspoon green food coloring
Directions:
Prepare browning mix as directed, adding teaspoon vanilla. Reserve 1 cup of the batter.
Spread remaining batter in greased 9” pan.
Beat cream cheese, flour and sugar in a medium bowl on medium with electric mixer until smooth.
Add Irish liqueur, egg and food coloring and beat until blended. Pour over brownie batter layer in pan.
Drop reserved brownie batter by spoonfuls over batter and cut in swirls with a knife.
Bake as directed on package for a 9” cake pan.
Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares and serve with ice cream if desired.

Jackie said...

That para-gliding looks absolutely amazing. I've para-glided back in my more adventurous days, but never with scenery like that!

Becky said...

The stick thing they are holding is a camera, dollar to a donut.

David said...

Hello everybody. =)

Work switched me to graveyard to take care of some problems they were having and I slept through survivor and just woke up now. This is a hard adjustment. I don't remember it being this hard when I was younger to do graveyard. I actually liked it. lol

monty924 said...

Hello David. Better late than never. I used to do a swing shift thing in college. That was rough. Two evenings, two midnights and one day shift. Unbelievable how that messes with you even in your 20's.

Ed in Ohio said...

Hey David! Our pool guys are safe for another week.

Becky said...

Oh, good. Sheri is no longer last. Sorry if any of you have one of the other teams.

monty924 said...

I hope this in a non-elim just for what they had to go through on this leg.

David said...

Gooo Alpha dudes =) Yep, our pool pick are still in there.

Ed in Ohio said...

Thanks for the recipe Monty! I'll copy it & give it to my daughter.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow. I wonder if they'll ever have a non-elimination?

monty924 said...

You'll love them, Ed. This was probably the best episode of the race ever. Thanks Jackie and everyone for the company. Have a great weekend.

Becky said...

David, my husband always hated graveyards. I can't believe this is not a non-elim round. I don't think there has ever been a challange this hard.

Jackie, thanks for hosting. See you next Wed everyone. LYM

Ed in Ohio said...

G'Nite you all! Have a Good Weekend...loose an Hour!

Thanks Jackie!

David said...

I am surprised this was not a non-elimination leg. Too bad for them.

Thanks Jackie. =)

Everyone have a great weekend. I think I will use it to adjust my sleeping schedule.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you, thank you, Jackie. Appreciate you giving us a place to party. Love coming here!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

I'll see you all on Wednesday. I am so bummed Caleb was medi-vac out. He was so much more bearable this time out. He was very strong. I just hope they give him another chance.

See everyone the next time!!!

Jackie said...

Next Amazing Race on April 1, folks. March Madness, I guess.

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by and good luck adjusting, David!

monty924 said...

Gahh!! Just now seeing the news. Stay safe out there peeps. Craziness!