"Cowboy Slack" -
The tides have changed as has Lance's less than rosy
disposition, but with 10 days until the rodeo, can the
rest of the pack follow suit? Eric R. and Yancy (Team
Latin Heat) get to soak up the sun on the beach. The
rest of the crew follow them to the beach for
bull-riding lesson #2: the lunge line. What's a lunge
line, you ask? It's basically a tether used to teach
turning. Today, we're using a horse instead of a bull.
Yancy: "They say you're not a cowboy until you've fallen
off a horse, so I'm there!" You and everyone else,
are stellar, though.
At lunch... flies? "I
think it has something to do with the bulls(^_^)!"
After 7 days, we now
have an event in the rodeo that we're actually
practicing: rescue racing. Judd and local cowgirl Rial
demonstrate. It's especially dangerous at high speeds.
Other than that, it's just ride, sweep, and ride again.
Lance & Vicky went from great to disastrous. Bill &
Annette were shaky, causing Annette to fall, but they
get it eventually. But then, Annette falls again, and
she's having trouble getting up. She gets up, though.
"Only the dead stay down." The next try..
Day 8: morning chores.
It's literally a lot of crap.
Next event: team
penning. This will also figure heavily into the scoring
at the rodeo. Only problems occur with a very bitchy
Lance & Vicky... Eric & Yancy, though, have the edge at
this event, though. Yancy notes that the couples that do
the best communicate the best and the couples that
communicate the worst do the worst.
They take the confined
in a small space scenario a bit further as they go their
separate ways, with the guys taking on Lance and Tiffany
Now to evals. Reward
today, the best one yet, is a trip to the rainforests of
Moloka'i. That reward goes to Eric D. & Tiffany. And as
an added surprise, they can take one other couple with
them! Judd hates to be the bad guy of the scene, but
Bill & Annette have to take the Penalty. They have to do
the chores of everyone who leaves the next day.
So who will Eric D. &
Tiffany take with them? They can't bring Lance & Vicky
because they fight all the time. They can't take Bill &
Annette because they are being penalized. They choose...
Eric R. & Yancy. Their fantastic voyage... Next time.