Friday, May 13, 2016

The Amazing Race: Season Finale Blog Party - May 13, 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
Sheri & Cole- Donna in FL, Merrilee, Becky
Dana & Matt- Grandi, Nicklepeed

Philiminated:
Marty & Hagan- Jackie, Willie J
Cameron & Darius- chrob61, PDXGranny
Jessica & Brittany- Donna in AL, Monty924
Erin & Joslyn- Brian, Margo, Rbennie
Scott & Blair- Meb, Jennasmom
Zach & Rachel- Sharon N, Nana in NW
Kurt & Brodie- David, Ed in OH
Burnie & Ashley- Buzzmaam, Delee

Yikes, it's the season finale! My blog random pick team was the first one out, so I've been a free agent. I'd love to see Sheri and Cole win this. I'm amazed that they're still in it! But, I doubt that will happen. I guess we'll just watch and see.

Ready to race?

Recap, recap, season recap.

Teams will be racing to Los Angeles in the final leg and are getting an upgrade to premium class -- a first for the show. Whoa! That's some digs on that plane!

Roadblock: Who's ready to take a leap of faith? Jumping off a skyscraper to grab a clue. If they miss, then they have to rappel back down and try again.

Dana and Matt are in the lead and are headed for a helicopter ride to Santa Barbara. Sheri and Cole beat out Korey and Tyler TO the jump site. But Sheri is starting to freak out. Can she do it?

No, she flubs and has to re-do it. Tyler is up next. He flubs it.

The helicopter was waiting with Dana and Matt, but left after both teams failed.

They move the clue closer for the second try. Sheri got it. Tyler misses it! He gets it on his third try. Both other teams are in their helicopters. Will they catch up?

Matt and Dana borrowed the taxi driver's cell phone, so they kind of know what they're looking for -- a marked dinghy and eventually a boat named the Theresa Ann. They got it. They're on their way to Gibralter Rock.

BUT ... they made the mistake of letting their taxi go and are now waiting. Meanwhile, Sheri and Cole went right by the Theresa Ann. Eek! The boys aren't at the water yet.

Heh. Sheri and Cole fooled the boys into thinking they didn't have a clue. But Sheri and Cole didn't keep their taxi. The boys are now ahead of them. They get a cab. The boys' driver doesn't know where Gibralter Rock is.

Matt and Dana arrive. Are you ready for some synchronized mountaineering? Working together to get the next clue. Each gets a half of the clue and meet together at the end.

The next clue is at a vineyard.

Sheri and Cole are starting the high over the ground mountaineering. Uh-oh. Tyler and Korey have the fate of the Bad Cabbie. Sheri and Cole did it! The boys are there working hard and fast at it!

Heehee. Dana and Matt went way beyond the clues stuck in a bale of hay at the vineyards. Maybe the other teams will catch up!

They found it Roadblock. They have to hashtag all the clues on barrels of wines spelling out cities on the race in order. Dana is going through it quickly. She got the clue. They have to go to the finish line at a lake.

Cole is the one doing the barrels for them. Now Korey is starting. Dana and Matt can't find the lake.

DANA AND MATT win The Amazing Race! (Not my personal choice of the three teams remaining, but kudos to them!)

2. Sheri and Cole!
3, Tyler and Korey

39 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all who arrive. I brought white peach sangria to sip on tonight for the finale.

Jackie said...

Sounds good to me!

monty924 said...

I'm rooting for Shreri and Cole... I think Tyler and Korey will win, but I'm partial to the mother/son team.

Terry is a Texan! said...

sounds deeelish! can I bring my hot crab and spinach dip to the table in a sourdough bread bowl?

Jackie said...

Is it just me or has that Cole got teenybopper idol kind of looks?

Jackie said...

I'd love to see Sheri and Cole win. If not them, the boys would be my second choice. All three teams worked hard for it.

monty924 said...

Yes, Terry. Yummy!!

He does Jackie.

monty924 said...

That's a nice treat at the end of the race.

monty924 said...

I would so do that

monty924 said...

Oh boys... you're messing up right off the get go on this leg

monty924 said...

Sheri, do it for a million dollars @@

Jackie said...

I hope she gets her act together!

Jackie said...

Terry - Yes, of course. That goes well with the wine!

monty924 said...

She grabbed the line as soon as she jumped.

monty924 said...

Yay, Sheri!!!

Jackie said...

Where is everyone?

Becky said...

I had to reset my password again! Since the show begain months ago I have had to set it six times! Hey Jackie, and Monty. Jackie I did a very very bad things.

Jackie said...

Becky - ?

monty924 said...

Oh, Sheri

monty924 said...

Hi Becky

Becky said...

I have made my husband's cat a weed head. I bought him his first package of catnip. Now I am an enabler. Bad, bad, bad, Momma. But he loves it.

Becky said...

Hey, Sherry.

monty924 said...

Also wondering where everyone is tonight

Jackie said...

Heh. Vincent is SUCH an addict!

monty924 said...

LOL @ Becky. All cats love the nip :))

monty924 said...

Thank God they found it

monty924 said...

Sheri will have a hard time with this one

monty924 said...

Come on Sheri and Cole

Jackie said...

I'm so proud of Sheri and Cole!

monty924 said...

Same here, Jackie. They handled that last one so well. Fingers crossed for them.

Becky said...

I have heard of people's cats going wise on "the weed", but never seen it in action. He gets a little hipper, but then mellows out! I had to take him to the vet today. Gave him a "hit" and he cared less about the exam.

monty924 said...

Congrats to the dancers, and Grandi & Nicklepeed on the pool win.

~~Silk said...

I've been lurking again. My third choice came in first. Tsk.

monty924 said...

Great season. Thanks Jackie and will see everyone for the Survivor finale on Wednesday. Have a great weekend.

Jackie said...

They were my third choice, too. I don't like people who snap at each other so much. Both of the other teams treated each other so much better!

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by! Becky, tsk, tsk ... enabler!

Becky said...

I am proud of them too. She didn't let her age shut her down and he didn't let his fear of age stopped.

The least favorite of mine won, I am so glad they came up to second. The boys have won a lot of trips.

Jackie, thank your hosting. Hummm, don't look under the couch cushion. I think that might be where Calvin and Vincent his some stash!

See you Wednesday.

Nickelpeed said...

WOW, my team won?? WOOOOHOOOOO! I'm shocked!

Jackue, thank you for hosting us!

David said...

Congrats on the pool win Penny and Grandi. I have been fighting with my computer all evening. Let it do a update on flash and keyboard has not worked since. finally did a system restore but couldn't type to join you during the show.

Thanks Jackie for another great TAR season.