Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ernie and Cindy Win "The Amazing Race 19"

On tonight's season finale of "The Amazing Race 19" engaged couple Ernie Halvorsen & Cindy Chiang beat Jeremy & Sandy and Marcus & Amani to be crowned the winners of the race. The episode began with the final three teams flying from Panama City, Panama to Atlanta, Georgia. When they landed, teams made their way to Flight Safety International where they had to learn how to operate a Learjet flight simulator. Once each team successfully landed their airplane, they would receive their next clue. Marcus had trouble completing the task, causing him and Amani to fall way behind. The next clue instructed them to "the former residence known as The Dump", which teams had to figure out meant the house of "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. Jeremy and Sandy, however, traveled to a store called The Dump, which allowed Cindy and Ernie to take the lead. At the house, teams faced their final Roadblock which required one team member to type out their next clue using an old Remington typewriter. Teams also had to figure out that they had to use a lowercase L in place of a 1, since the typewriter was missing the 1. When the task was completed, teams had to decode their numerical clue and figure out it was leading them to Turner Field. When they arrived at the ballpark, teams faced their final challenge: retracing their travels on the race from start to finish on a giant map. One team member was hoisted onto the map in rock climbing gear and used a long rope to mark each country they stopped in. When the task was completed, teams were instructed to travel to the Swan House and race for the Finish Line. Ernie and Cindy crossed the Finish Line first & won the $1 million prize. Jeremy & Sandy arrived second, followed by Marcus & Amani in third.

Are you happy that Ernie and Cindy won? Or were you rooting for one of the other teams? Comment and share your thoughts!

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