Some photos blurry, but some not. Tried my best
So waiting anxiously at the International Arrivals in AKL Auckland Airport, we saw teams arrive and immediately scramble for 'DOMESTIC TRANSFERS?!! CHRISTCHURCH
' They came out in a few groups.
1st - Winnie and Cam - ran wrong way, then back, then other way again to go to Domestic terminal on other side of Airport in a separate building at AKL.
2nd - Joey and Meghan - he is rather camp, came out excitedly, and ran to Domestic terminal transfer
3rd - Chuck and Wynona - our Alabama team, came running out, she jumped for joy as the crowd cheered (wonderful people) more on them later.
4th - Unidentified team at LAX - Few photos floating around, he's either John or Walter I believe (I peeked at their tickets on the self-issue machine :O) and she's Jennifer I believe.
5th - The purple team, quite fit, he's very tanned and quite nice. This team and the 4th place came out some 5-10 mins later.
6th - Elizabeth and Mona? - red-maroon team from LAX, booked flights with Walter and Jennifer (may be wrong names
7th - Justin and ? - dudes-red team from LAX, fit and really fast, but got into some trouble when they reached the domestic terminal as well as the blondes
8th - Blondes - I said good luck to them and they said a quick thanks - in the domestic terminal they frantically asked where gate 11 was...I told them there was no gate 11 in the terminal
9th - Big shock. Father / Son team (yellow bandanas) came out, father being wheelchaired by son, with a moon boot on, they ran straight to Domestic without stopping at the transfer but once at the terminal they were given seats up the front (guess there is some benefits
Leaving our Doctor Twins and Firefighting Men as the first two out, and our parent child team going out the door it seems (may be three all male teams out straight away :O)
Anyway, once in to the domestic terminal we saw teams getting flights, Chuck and Wynona on a phone and later we chatted to a few people and learnt:
- 2 legs in Bora Bora / Tahiti
- Got a blessing in Tahiti for good luck
- Swam with sharks
- Father hurt himself racing to pitstop in a cart?! May have run over foot?? Needs surgery (on his way out)...
- Christchurch Rakaia Gorge Bridge (overnight stop?)
and learnt of Chuck and Wynona McCall, age 46 and 49 from Alabama
Can't say more, but I may be on the telly box...nuff said
Oooooh and I read the clue: 'fly to phil's hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Once there, drive yourselves to Rakaia Gorge Bridge to recieve your next clue.. and saw the immense additional info :O
Photos to follow...
lady was a person to tell us off for taking photos. Sadly she didn't pack a punch and I carried on