"Cowboy Ride, Part 1"
- December 3
Last time, we had a tea party with meat, and Sandra &
Tom, having shown the least progress in boot camp, were
on the next boat off the island of Moloka'i. Probably
for the best, as the remaining couples are now going to
war. For four days and three nights, the cowboys are
going to go off to gather cows, and at the end of the
road, another couple will be riding off into the sunset.
The basis for the next cut, though Rocco doesn't out
rightly say so, will be the Cowboy Code.
Now it's time to ride
into a beautiful scenery. After a lunch of apples and
beef jerky (that's it), Rocco informs the team that if
they need to go to the bathroom, they'll have to a) dig
a hole in the ground and b) wipe themselves after
The team sets up for
camp at a beach. There, we go to a horseback triathlon,
racing for a saddle, saddling a horse, and then roping a
First heat, Lance &
Vicky vs. Bill & Annette. Annette is the first at the
stick... and she ends up roping Vicky's horse. She
wins after she gets a stick.
Second heat, Eric D. &
Tiffany vs. Eric R. & Yancy. Yancy has to tell Eric how
to saddle a horse. This one's not even close, as Eric D.
swings his rope to a win.
Final heat, Bill &
Annette vs. Eric D. & Tiffany. A dead heat to start,
Eric says forget the saddle, I'm going to ride. And he
does... to a win. Bill's a little disappointed.
Judd: "I just got one
question... Is anybody hot? Last one in the water is a
That night, it's fish
for dinner. And centipedes to sleep with. Tomorrow, they
have to go to a dustbowl inland. First, though, Vicky
finds a mouse in her bag. Vicky's exhausted, Lance
thinks he has a swamp in her butt, and Judd says "Enough
of the whining!"
They make camp, and then
go on some pole bending, cowboys vs. cowgirls. Losers
Yancy: :57. Tiffany:
:50. Annette: :59. Vicky: :43, a new best. Total: 3:29.
Lance: :53. Eric D.: :51. Bill: :38... a NEW new best.
Eric R: :34... a NEW NEW new best. Total: 2:56. To the
Dinner: Spam and chili.
Now to the reward and
penalty. First, the penalty. Eric R. & Yancy (due to
Yancy needing to Cowboy Up) will have to wake up and
saddle all the horses. The reward: Eric D. & Tiffany get
to spend one night in the Cowboy U tent. And there it
is. With a little drink it go with it.
Next time, we go dogie-punching.
And then, one more couple will get the ax.