Welcome to the summary of episode 10 of The Amazing Race Family Edition as we push closer to the finish. Episode nine ended with the final four intact with the Linz, Weaver, Bransen, and Godlewski families fighting for the one million dollars waiting at the finish line. Let’s get started and find out where this train wreck takes us this week.
The Linz family left the pit stop at 12:34am and was given a clue to drive to Park City high school. They drive straight to the school as they remembered seeing it as they arrived the day before. The clue box is found and they find their next challenge will be to help a crew inflate a hot air balloon and take a ride over the Utah countryside. The air balloon rides start at 6:00am and will take off ten minutes apart. So, this means we have our very first bunching up so everyone will start on an even playing field. We should have known from last week and the Weavers getting yielded that they would have a way of catching up.
The Linz, Bransen and Googlewoogleski families are sleeping in their trailer at the high school when the Weaver family leaves the pit stop at 5:02am. Holy carp! The Linzs yield and the Weavers taking the long way to the pit stop had them almost 5 hours behind the front team! So, the Weavers make it to the high school as everyone is just getting up and ready to head out to the hot air balloon ride. When the Weaver family starts to go a little crazy. Mom Weaver jumps out of the truck shouting at the Linzs and asking if they are upset that they wasted their yield. As this conversation goes back and forth the goodywoodyskis are whispering to each other and one of them says, “What is wrong with her? Psycho?” Yes, the Weaver mom is a psycho, wicked, and delusional woman that needs to get on her knees and pray for forgiveness for screaming like an idiot. Also, mom Weaver needs to settle down because the yield served it’s purpose…they lost almost 5 hours and were in last place.
We see the families preparing their balloons to inflate. Rolly almost gets carried away…almost. He is holding a rope that is helping stabilize the balloon as it inflates and weighs a little more than he does. Everyone is up, up and away and the countryside is very pretty except for the view coming out of the Linzs balloon. The Bransens balloon is barreling toward them almost like an arrow approaching the red circle in the middle of a target. The two balloons graze each other but move on slowly. The Linz family reaches the ground first and gets the clue to drive 14 miles to Heber city and find Heber Valley Railway. The Bransens and goodietooshooskis land fine and they are off to the Heber Valley Railway but the Weavers are still in for a little ride. Their balloon lands on the side of a fairly steep hill and the basket they are riding in almost tips over. Geez, why couldn’t we have seen mom and Rolly rolling off the mountainside as we would have been jumping up and down high-fiving each other!
Spike it: In this part of the detour, the team will have to work with spikes and sledge hammers to complete a 20 foot section of a railway track. This might be tough physically but could take a shorter time to complete than “steam it”.
Steam it: The team will have to fill the tender of an old time steam engine with 400 pounds of coal by using buckets and wheel barrow. This would take time but isn’t as tough as “spike it”.
Everyone except the Weavers choose to “spike it” and work together to try and finish the task. The godlikelyski family gets into a little spat while Sharon and Christine exchanged words. Christine ends up crying and saying, “Don’t talk to me like I am an animal or something!” Christine, just keep crying and stop trying to help. I would tell my sisters to do it themselves. I am sure your sisters will let you take your backpack this time.
Then Linz boys tell their sister to just sit back and relax because she can’t really do anything. She gladly takes a breather as the Bransen women pretty much do the same thing as dad has found something he can do and not slow down the team.
The Weavers are running back and forth frantically as they are trying to move the coal into the steam engine. Rolly is running circles around his family as he kicks it in gear and dumps the coal into the engine.