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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Howdy Yall!! This was our final race for The Amazing Race. The top four competed against each other to move on to the finals at Beechgrove Public School. We were currently in second place coming into the final game. We traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was amazing!! There were so many diferent things to see and do there! We got to visit the Pyramid of Kukulkar in Chichen Itza, and it was beautiful!! Did you know that the pyramid had originally 91 steps, but now has 365 in total to match how many days there are in a year? We also got to chew chicle, which comes from the Chicozapote tree that people use to chew. Isn't that cool? We finished second place, with a time of 25 minutes, however did not go the finals because we had the worst flight time. Oh well, we had a ton of fun participating in the Amazing Race, and we will never forget it!!

Mustang Mel and Clydesdale Christie

This is the Pyramid of Kukulkar. It's beautiful!
There are so many steps!!

This is a picture of a Chicozapote tree. It has
a very unqiue appearance!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Howdy Yall!! This was our 11th race for the Amazing Race!! We traveled to Brazil, and it was absolutely marvelous!! We got to see the Amazon Rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world. Did you know 60% of the rainforest is in Brazil? We got to play a game of soccer, which is one of Brazil's biggest sports. We also saw the largest statue in Brazil, which is called Christ the Redeemer. It is very beautiful!! There was a very unique hotel we had to find, which is called the Hotel Unique. What makes this hotel so unique is that it is shaped like Noah's ark. This was a very short race, and we finished with a good time and tied for second. We can't wait for the next race!!

This is a picture of the Amazon Rainforest.
It's stunning!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chile, South America

Howdy Yall!! This was our 9th race for the Amazing Race!! We traveled to Chile, South America. It was absolutely beautiful!! For one of our activites, one of us had to eat dish called "Pebre" a famous food invented in Chile. Poor Clydesdale Christie had to eat this, and she hated it!! It's pungnent smell would turn off any person who would dare to try it. She eventually finished it, and then we carried on to our next activity. We also got to see the world's largest pool built at the hotel San Alfonso del Mar Resort. It was amazing!! It took five years to build this pool, and it is the same temperature of the ocean. We also had to play tennis, which is a very well known sport in Chile. We finished with a time of 11:33, and finished 4th overall. We hope to stay in the top four!!

This is a picture of the San Alfonso del Mar Resort.
It is absolutely stunning!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rabat, Morocco

Howdy Yall!! This was our 8th race for the Amazing Race!! We traveled to Rabat, Morocco. It was beautiful!! We had to build a sandcastle and search for a seashell inside the sand. Did you know that the most common name in the world is Mohammed? Near the end of the game, we were leading, and we yielded The Puckheads. However, even though we were the first ones on the 10th activity, which was the pitstop, we did not finished first. It was a little disappointing, but we still placed well. We had to find a hotel that was refered to as "Earth." It is called the Kasbah Tamadot. It was very unique, since all the rooms inside it were shaped as octagons, and it was absolutely beautiful!! We are looking forward to our next race on Thursday!!

This is the Kasbah Tamadot, the hotel where the pitstop
is located.
Isn't it beautiful?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya

Howdy Yall!! This was our 8th race for the Amazing Race!! We traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, which is the capital city of Kenya. It was amazing!! We got to take pictures of animals on a safari, but in order to receive our next clue, we had to reach the campsite before sundown. Clydesdale Christie had to run 5 laps, which was very tiring for her! However this is only a small run for a 6-year old Kenyan! Did you know that the Kipchoge Keino High Performance Training Camp is currently training over 100 athletes for the next summer Olympics? That is a lot of athletes! We finished with a time of 23 minutes, and tied with Team Dance Pants for first. This was a very quick and tiring race, but we both think it was one of the best!!

This is a picture of a little Kenyan playing

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Auckland, New Zealand

Howdy Yall!! This was our 7th race fot the Amazing Race!! We traveled from Beijing, China to Auckland, New Zealand. It was a lot of fun!! Before we went to New Zealand, Mustang Mel had to learn how to say 1 to 10 in Chinese. Afterwards, Mustang Mel also had to eat two fortune cookies in order to pass activity 3. Then we flew to New Zealand. What a beautiful place!! We both got to go scuba diving at the Poor Knight Islands, and learned about "land diving" which is similar to bungee jumping, except there is rope attched to the ankles. They land dive after the Yam harvest. If the rope attached to them is too short, then the land owner breaks his pelvis and legs. If the rope is too long, the land owner breaks his neck. If the rope is just right, then they're yam crops will thrive. We had a lot of fun today, and finished 4th place. We can't wait for the next Amzaing Race!!

This is a picture of someone land diving.

This is a fotune cookie that Mustang Mel
had to eat. Yummy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nepal, India and Beijing, China

Howdy Yall!! This was our 6th race for the Amazing Race!! Unfortunately, Clydesdale Chrsitie was absent today, so I had to race by myself. I traveled to Nepal by the Golden Chariot Train, and then I traveled by bus to Beijing, China. It was beautiful!! I climbed Mount Everest and hired a sherpa named Sherpa Dorjee to help us find our way up Mount Everest!! I also went to the longest man-made structure in the world; the great wall of China!! It was so much fun! I finished today in second, with a time of 31 minutes. I hope to keep this place in the race!!

This is a picture of The Great Wall of China.
It's so beautiful!

This is a picture of Mount Everest, the biggest mountain in the world.
What a phenominal picture!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mumbai, India

Howdy Yall!! Today we had a great race for the Amazing Race!! We traveled to Mumbai, India, and it was amazing!! The mosques and ancient buildings were so beautiful! There was one mosque that worshipped rats, and over 15,000 rats lived in the mosque!! Eww! Another activity we played was cricket, which is the 2nd most played sport in India. It is very difficult! So we decided to play golf, which is also one of the most played sports in India. Luckily, we reached activity number 3 first, which meant we were the ones that were granted the fast forward. We got 3 hours taken off our regular time, so we finished first with a great time. We are so happy that we had such and exciting and great race!!

This is the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in India.
 It is truly a remarkable site!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vienna, Austria & Cairo, Egypt

Howdy Yall! This was our fourth race for The Amazing Race! We traveled to Vienna, Austria, and then for the second part of our race we traveled to Cairo, Egypt! Did you know Vienna is where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart grew up? We learned how to play the song "Hot Cross Buns" on the piano! The tasks were challenging, but we managed to complete them and finish with a good time. The second part of our trip in Cairo was very fun! We learned how to wrap a mummy! It was interesting to learn how the egyptians wrapped mummies! We had a very fun time in Vienna and Cairo!
This is a picture of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has
written many famous pieces and opera's!

This is a picture of a tomb of a mummy.
This is actually King Tut's tomb, an Egyptian king that had died.

Rome, Italy

This is a Colosseum in Rome. Isn't it marvelous?

Howdy Yall! This was our third real race for The Amazing Race! We traveled to Rome, Italy. What a beautiful city it is! We absolutely loved it there! We saw the Colosseum in Rome. It was amazing! It was ancient and old, but it was beautiful! We also had to run our own pizza store, since pizza is an important dish in Italy. We had a lot of fun in Italy!


The chocolate Mustang Mel had to eat!

Howdy yall, today we traveled to Bern, Switerland. Mustang mel had to eat some swiss cheese and dark chocolate, and I had to yodel. We are in 4th right now and hope to stay there so we can make it to the finals, we had a blast and can't wait till the next race!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reykjavik, Iceland

Clydesdale Christie horse backriding in Iceland!
Howdy yall! This was our second race for The Amazing Race! We traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland. We had to become Vikings and travel to a monestary to battle against monks to steal treasures and goods! Unfortunately, we lost the battle 2 times, and then we won the third. We also leared a famous meal that is prepered in Iceland, which is shark! Did you know that you have to let the shark meat rot for six months in order to cook it properly when its ready?! Yuck!!