"Grandparents" Bill & Cathi Alden the Seventh Team Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 19"
On tonight's "Amazing Race 19" grandparents Bill and Cathi Alden became
the seventh team eliminated from the race. The episode began with Andy & Tommy and Bill & Cathi completing the bodybuilding task and arriving at the Pit Stop. Even though Bill & Cathi were the last team to check in, they weren't eliminated since the leg continued on. The five teams were given clues that instructed them to drive to the Ford Proving Grounds in Lommel, Belgium where they found a Roadblock. One team member had to test drive a Ford Mustang in three different challenges. First, they had to accelerate to 100 mph and brake in a designated spot. Next, they had to navigate a slalom course within 16 seconds and then finish the task by performing two victory doughnuts. Not surprisingly, all the men decided to do this challenge. When the task was completed, teams were instructed to the town of Ghent, where a Detour awaited them. The choice of tasks was between building a raft using provided materials and searching the Lieve canal for two halves of their next clue or building a waffle stand and baking & decorating 18 Belgian waffles to a chef's satisfaction. Finally, teams traveled to Muur van Geraardsbergen where they released 100 homing pigeons
and were given an address to where the pigeons flew to. Once there,
they retrieved their last clue from one of the pigeons. It revealed that this leg's Pit Stop was the Atomium in Brussels. Andy & Tommy were the first team to complete all the tasks and arrived at the Pit Stop first, earning them both a new 2012 Ford Mustang. Bill & Cathi never got out of last place and arrived at the Pit Stop last, eliminating them from the race. Now, only four teams and two legs of the race remain!