Hollye continues her reports about The Amazing Race.
Whoo Hoo! Our fearless Flight Attendants and Amazing Racers, Jodi and Christie (J/C), inched their way closer to the head of the pack and beat the curse of being the second to last team to arrive at the "Pit Stop." Helping them along the way were Jodi's skill on several gymnastic apparati, one team's flying gamble that didn't pay off, and good old-fashioned sibling rivalry.
It was off to Romania for The Amazing Race contenders, and J/C found themselves in the majority on their flight to Bucharest, which included Tammy and Victor, the first team out of the blocks, after their original flight returned to Munich for mechanical reasons. Married couple, Brad and Victoria, took their chances with an alternate routing through Amsterdam, but found themselves nearly a day behind when they missed their connection.
Teams then made their way to the acrobatic "Roadblock" where Jodi "channeled her inner Nadia" in order to break away from the rest of the pack. (Side note: Nadia Comaneci and I have the same birthday, November 12. This fact fueled my unrealized childhood dreams of being an olympic gymnast.) While J/C did an "amazing" job in the Twilight-esque "Detour" challenge (way to look for those arrows, ladies), teams that chose to pack and move a very entertaining troupe of gypsies finished their tasks with greater speed. When all was said and done, the clash between brother/sister team, Tammy and Victor, on the marked (but not correct) path in Transylvania and the earlier blunder of Brad and Victoria were more than enough to put our Flight Attendants ahead. For the first time, J/C will NOT be the last to start their quest in the next leg of the race, and I can't wait to see what they'll do with this slight advantage.