Well, the ride is over......she made it to the semi-finals, but had to leave yesterday. They divided the top nine contestants into three groups. Apparently, each group will do something different. She was in the group that went on a fast carriage ride on a bumpy road while being asked rapid-fire questions. They were very odd questions that had to do with pop culture, but not necessarily of this era. Some of them I had never heard of (What were the names of the baseball players in the early 70's who traded wives?) and some of them were from so far before she was born that she had absolutely no idea. The oldest contestant won.
She was happy she got as far as she did and felt good because she didn't lose on a question she "should have" known. She would have hated to lose on a history, spelling, or math question! I am very proud of her.
We spent the whole day shooting. First, they interviewed family at our church and then we went out to Carriage Vineyards (a place we had never heard of!) to do the actual playing of the game. It is very tiring sitting around all day! :-) All in all, though, it was a very interesting experience.
The final round will be played tomorrow night in our city park. We are, of course, going to go watch. Here's a picture of Brad Sherwood and Sarah getting their mikes unhooked after their ride.
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