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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #725 on: June 15, 2012, 07:17:31 PM »
I was talking about

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It was one of the girls that is exchanging tweets with him.......with her GPS turned on. Alli
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #726 on: June 15, 2012, 07:41:07 PM »
That area of france is chateau country! So many of them around!

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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #727 on: June 15, 2012, 07:45:35 PM »


If that is two decoy teams.......who is the second team. Is it a M/F team or a M/M team. I can't really tell. I does look like the one in front has a pony tail, but also could be something dark in the backgound and just a lucky shot. Could the "second team" be the cameraman and soundman?
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #728 on: June 15, 2012, 08:13:59 PM »


If that is two decoy teams.......who is the second team. Is it a M/F team or a M/M team. I can't really tell. I does look like the one in front has a pony tail, but also could be something dark in the backgound and just a lucky shot. Could the "second team" be the cameraman and soundman?

I think there's one of the Shangai leg's picture when we can see one of the crew member - I guess is a soundman - with a red backpack; but I'm not sure if it's the same kind the man in the pic carries.
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #729 on: June 15, 2012, 09:07:10 PM »
I've thought about it, and it does seem the Sri Lankan sisters are racing still. And if the other teams were taken here at the same time, they should be racing to, as they probably keep the decoys away from the actual racing teams.


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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #730 on: June 15, 2012, 09:13:35 PM »
I think that assuming that they are all decoys is over thinking a bit. We talk about decoys every season but I can't remember any of the pictures that come up ever turning out to be a decoy team.
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #731 on: June 15, 2012, 09:43:22 PM »
There is a resort with "TAR-like" activities in Normandie, right in the heart of the area we have been pointed to, called Le Bois-Francs, it is operated by CenterParcs. http://www.centerparcs.fr Can any GPS info lead us here?

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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #732 on: June 15, 2012, 09:56:11 PM »
The author of the tweet and this photo was nice enough to respond back to me.
The photo was taken at Château de Chenonceau ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Chenonceau) just west of Tours

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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #733 on: June 15, 2012, 10:28:24 PM »
This is where the bottom pic at Chenonceaux (Chateau de Chenonceau) was taken:
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« Reply #734 on: June 15, 2012, 10:29:54 PM »
Exactly here:


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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #735 on: June 15, 2012, 10:34:52 PM »
I think that the teams were headed from Chenonceau to Normandy. 

The first tweet from France which mentions the Amazing Race filming was about 6 hours before the Chenonceau tweet, but her last apparent location was Mont Saint Michel.  Of course, our first tweeter may have been somewhere else, even Chenonceau.  But given the route so far, it seemed strange for the second tweet to be coming from several hours south of the last known spot of the first tweeter.  So, I think that first tweeter may have seen Phil doing his stand-ups.

There is a lovely chateau and hot-air balloon museum in Normandy about an hour and a half from Mont Saint Michel called Chateau Balleroy, and a notice on their website roughly translates to "Exceptional closing of chateau Friday, June 15 16h to 14h Monday, June 18. The museum balloons and park remain open." If I am reading twitter times correctly, the first tweet comes shortly after that closure.  Given the time frame of the closure, if they were headed there, I think it is a pit stop.  I doubt they will be there that long, but they may have booked some wiggle room. 

Chances are it's closed for a completely unrelated event, but it sure looks like a place the race would use.




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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #736 on: June 15, 2012, 10:35:38 PM »
Thanks Breahana!! :hearts:

Good job WP! And oooh, nice one Xarles! Was looking for that!
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #737 on: June 15, 2012, 10:46:58 PM »
so no ideas on where they are heading? because i could try to go to chicago if needed

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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #738 on: June 15, 2012, 10:47:59 PM »
I think Iknow what the Teams are going to do at Chenonceau   :lol:    :tup:  (Peach's idea   :<3 )



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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #739 on: June 15, 2012, 10:50:02 PM »
I think that the teams were headed from Chenonceau to Normandy. 

The first tweet from France which mentions the Amazing Race filming was about 6 hours before the Chenonceau tweet, but her last apparent location was Mont Saint Michel.  Of course, our first tweeter may have been somewhere else, even Chenonceau.  But given the route so far, it seemed strange for the second tweet to be coming from several hours south of the last known spot of the first tweeter.  So, I think that first tweeter may have seen Phil doing his stand-ups.

There is a lovely chateau and hot-air balloon museum in Normandy about an hour and a half from Mont Saint Michel called Chateau Balleroy, and a notice on their website roughly translates to "Exceptional closing of chateau Friday, June 15 16h to 14h Monday, June 18. The museum balloons and park remain open." If I am reading twitter times correctly, the first tweet comes shortly after that closure.  Given the time frame of the closure, if they were headed there, I think it is a pit stop.  I doubt they will be there that long, but they may have booked some wiggle room. 

Chances are it's closed for a completely unrelated event, but it sure looks like a place the race would use.





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I love the Balleroy idea, just not sure why they would need to be closed so long? ???

And it doesn't seem to work Chenonceau to Balleroy ...taking them further from CDG when we are expecting a departure soon.

But I could maybe see them driving AMS to Normandy, and Normandy to Loire....IF Balleroy has anything to do with us.

Clearly we have to closely look at the times.

The first poster was in Mont St Michel the day before.
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #740 on: June 15, 2012, 10:52:55 PM »
There you go Chateau! That labyrinth looks just perfect! :hoot:

If there are going to be sightings at CDG, lets all be ready as they might begin at 2:30 AM ET/US, about two and a half hours from now.
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #741 on: June 15, 2012, 10:55:55 PM »
There you go Chateau! That labyrinth looks just perfect! :hoot:

Smells like a perfect RB place.
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #742 on: June 15, 2012, 11:21:35 PM »
Ibiza to Mallorca by ferry?? We need to look! It will be important to know WHEN he was there, to see which comes first! Ibiza or Mallorca?
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« Reply #743 on: June 15, 2012, 11:38:56 PM »
Ibiza to Mallorca by ferry?? We need to look!

There is one possibility so far to do Majorca-Ibiza in a single day (mid-week) :

VIAJE DE IDA
MALLORCA >> IBIZA    20 de Junio de 2012

08h00    10h00
PALMA    IBIZA

VIAJE DE VUELTA
IBIZA >> MALLORCA    20 de Junio de 2012

20h00    22h00
IBIZA    PALMA

This is with http://www.balearia.com

This is the "light and fast" passenger ferry. Other ones take up to 4 hours to get from one island to the other.

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« Reply #744 on: June 15, 2012, 11:46:33 PM »
As a one-time active aeronaut, I can offer some insights about the Chateau de Balleroy. http://www.chateau-balleroy.com/?lang=en The property was purchased by Forbes, Inc. during the lifetime of the late Malcolm Forbes, and was the base of much of his activity in both hot air and gas balloons. (He set some world ballooning records, btw) There are still major ballooning events held there, as I recall.

It has also been used for world gas and hot air ballooning championships. An annual event was held there for thirty years, but ended in 1999 after Malcolm's death.

TAR has had only one prior task involving ballooning (TAR Family Edition), but this would be the time of year to try for a task related to ballooning (even if it is just having teams go up on a tethered balloon up to an altitude to spot the location for the next route marker clue or task. Untethered hot air balloon "free' flights are flown in the two hours or so after dawn or the two hours or so before sunset as long as surface winds are at 10 mph or lower, and there are no thunderstorms in the vicinity. Tethered flights, which have a tether rope tied (or held down to the ground) can take place as long as the winds stay low enough or are calm.)

If the maze is on the Chateau property, then a task with both almost jumps out at you. And the fact that the Chateau is closed at exactly this time? Well, let's just say I don't believe in coincidences. :) It may not be, but I would not be surprised if it is.....
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #745 on: June 16, 2012, 12:09:52 AM »
As a former Cultural Ambassador for Mexico at the Mexican Pavilion in EPCOT Center (WDW FL), many times I had to substitute for my friends in other pavilions when we were short of cast members, so I had to pretend to be from another country.

Many, many times I had to work overtime in the French Pavilion and had to "pghetend sat I vas Fghench" and to explain about these beautiful places which we have been talking about, and which years later I had the opportunity to visit.

The French Pavilion shows a short movie "Impressions de France"where the Chateau de Chenonceau, the hot air ballooning and Mont Saint Michel show up. Maybe WRP got inspired there.

Here's the movie http://youtu.be/dF3ADQndBGM

Chateau de Chenonceau comes up at 3'00
Balloons come up at 8'30
Mont Saint Michel comes up at 12'15

Enjoy!

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« Reply #746 on: June 16, 2012, 12:55:37 AM »
Oh I always loved that film!!

Heee....so you were the Frenchman with the funny accent!! :lol:

Heh, I expect we just figured out a better leg than what we'll get!
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« Reply #747 on: June 16, 2012, 08:41:20 AM »
HUGE :tu to everyone for all the hard work watcching  and tracking the past few weeks!

IF today should be the day, tweets may start once the planes are on the ground...in just a little while for some presumed destinations.

Be creative! Watch for keywords like airport names, "racing", cameras, filming, etc...not just "amazing race"!

May the tweets be with us!! :lol:
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Re: TAR 21 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #748 on: June 16, 2012, 10:50:25 AM »
BEWARE..........

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« Reply #749 on: June 16, 2012, 11:30:10 AM »
Spotted today: Local races in Ottawa and Toronto as well!
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