Last time on the Road Trip, the Cootes kept up their
winning ways as their cuisine reigned supreme. As the families arrived in Texas,
it proved to be the end of the road for the Ricos. Five families remain on the
road to California.
The Big Texas Steak Ranch
"Morning, Road Warriors! Can you believe you've
driven almost halfway down Route 66? To celebrate, head on out to the Midpoint
Cafe, where we have a special surprise waiting for you!"
The trip gets better as they move on, but as the
trip continues, more people are going to go away. One thing that won't go
On one end... 1139 miles to Los Angeles. On the
other end, 1139 miles to Chicago. In the middle, a 60-year-old cafe that still
looks like it did in the old days.
And Darius Montgomery sees Reno. That could only
mean one thing... The good news is that it's not a challenge. We're having a
good old-fashioned pie-eating contest for funsies. Each family will have to eat
half a pie... with only their faces. The winner will get a shopping spree at the
Ten minutes... starting now!
And ten minutes later, we have one winner, and 20
faces covered in blueberry pie. The winners... the MONTGOMERYS! They get $200 to
go crazy at the gift shop.
Back on the road...
"Get your driving gloves on, because you have a
long beautiful haul ahead of you. Head to Albuquerque, New Mexico and camp out
at the Balloon Fiesta Park."
The Favereys' RV turns into a monster
rolling-house, especially when Ashley starts to spaz out. Over in the
diSalvatores, Amy hopes to ride in a balloon.
Balloon Fiesta Park
The next day, after a good night's sleep, the
families wake up to a roaring sound... a hot air balloon! Amie Pollard is the
first one to jump into a balloon, joined by Amy D.
"Head to the Albuquerque Sunport. You will find
your next King of the Road Challenge there. Also be sure to pack an overnight
bag. You just might need it."
KING OF THE ROAD CHALLENGE: Now Boarding
The reward for this challenge... a trip to
Phoenix for the night! Unfortunately, the plane is empty and in need of
passengers. Enter a bunch of dummies. Each family has five minutes to get as
many passengers on board as possible, buckled in and seated. The most passengers
wins the trip to Phoenix, while the three fewest passengers will head to the End
of the Road Challenge.
After five minutes, the bottom three are... the
diSalvatores (29), the Favereys (46), and the Montgomerys (46). The winners...
with 49 passengers... and this week's Kings of the Road... the COOTES! The
Pollards are also safe.
As the Road Trip heads to the air, the rest of
the families head to lunch. And then... to Holbrook, Arizona.
In nearby Phoenix, the Cootes are being spoiled
rotten on a stretch hummer to a spa. They manage to beat a storm coming, which
is more than can be said for the other families who have to brave the storm in a
The good news is that it lets up and the families
can continue unabated to...
It's small... but it's a tepee. With two beds.
And a bath. And AC.
"Morning travelers! Did you miss the Coote
family? It's time to load up and drive an hour to the visitor's center at the
Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona. To the families competing today, be sure to
get your game faces on."
No one wants to go home so close to the west
Near WINSLOW, AZ
Fifty-thousand years ago, a meteor crashed into
this place and the crater resulting has been known as a famous site for UFOs...
like that thing that gets shot through the air.
END OF THE ROAD CHALLENGE: UFO Sightings.
Random objects will get shot through the air.
Remember what you saw. We see a phone, a lawn mower, a bowling ball, a football,
a set of golf clubs, a computer monitor, a hibachi, a teddy bear in a car seat,
a horse, a bicycle, three irons tied together, and to complete the joke... the
The families will have to order the items as they
saw them. Slowest time will have reached the end of the road.
DiSalvatores are first to finish. They're safe.
Next to finish... the Montgomerys. And the game's over... as is, regrettably,
the Favereys' vacation. So close, yet so far as the crying Favereys have reached
the end of the road. The other families gather round to console their fallen
Four families remain on the way to California as
things get a little... grander.
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