Everyone needs to be SURE to listen to Rob's fantabulous Interview with Preston and Jennifer (awww...loved you guys!) for some spoiler info about what happened at the end. Great Interview Rob!!
RFF download: http://www.rffradio.com/podpress_trac/web/312/0/rffradio_ep190b.mp3
Interview starts at 49:20
Brief Highlights:How did they get in last place to Locarno?
They were first off the plane in Milan, first into a taxi, first away from the airport.
Their cabdriver spoke no English.
Their cab did not have an toll speed pass, they were caught in a long line waiting to pay.
The route that taxi took was thru downtown during rush hour, that cost them another 45 minutes.
Their cab driver then took them to the wrong customs checkpoint at the border(the one their instructions said NOT to use)
They were then late to the train to Locarno.
That's when we see the minor spat on the train...
All in all, about a 3 hour delay from airport to Locarno church.Leaving Locarno:
Had an advantage because while others were running into town, looking for taxis, they spotted the taxi rank right next to the church.
The first taxi stalled 3 times leaving the church, had to change.Last Taxi: (after Cheese Hill)
They did not have enough money to pay, they were short 75 francs
Several of the other teams didn't have enough money to pay either
They had to beg, but other teams had already hit up the area
They spent 45 minutes begging for the 75 francs without success
Finally decided to take a penalty and starting running, ran the wrong way, turned around, and that's when Christy and Jodi arrived, Footrace from there...From Preston: "Every team who took the second flight with us, none of us had enough money to pay the taxi guy at the end."
They arrived 30-40 minutes ahead of the blondes (Christy/Jodi) from Cheese Hill
Begged the taxi guy, who was also mad about all the mud and poo in his car Bungy:
took a couple of hours to do
Preston's cable had to be changed due to his weight
there were others behind him at the jump
there were rocks only at the bottom, no water
awesome, but scaryCheese Hill:
Jennifer: I think I peed in my pants watching, it was hilarious to see it (on TV)
The band wasn't funny then , but was to see later
The cheese wasn't cheese, had weights in it?
It was so steep it was a cliff
It was soaking wet, piles of poop everywhere
Backpacks were not meant to carry that much weight, cheaply made
Luke ran, and they were worried he was going to face plant
Some carriers were stronger than others, Brad and Victoria's didn't break
At that point Jen/Kisha, Jaime/Cara were behind them,
Preston's cheese rolled down the hill, that cost them time
But still 30-40 minutes ahead of Christy/Jodi at that point
Begged 45 minutes for money, decided to run, and take whatever penalty
Wish they had thought to do that 45 minutes sooner
At that point after cheese hill, they were so tired their brains weren't workingElimination Station:
Maybe for the best for our relationship
Got to spend 3 weeks in Thailand together
Thailand was the best thing that ever happened to us
We got to do priceless stuff
Other teams were jealous of them and said We should have been elminated first, this is AWESOME
We didn't spend ANY money the first three days, other teams had bought pizza at the sleep stop in Locarno; then they were suddenly in luxury
We got to see a lot of Thailand, got to enjoy it, got to do some awesome things
Time of our Lives!
Got to see and explore Thailand
We want to do AllStars, OR a new TAR "Amazing Race Losers", first teams out race
Thanks to the RFF family for the "blog", the pictures, the good stuff about us!
Thanks again Rob! AMAZING Interview!!