One of the more disturbing auto-transcribed messages among the Leg 1 call-ins included this, from Caleigh and Jon Kerr: “And we just helped April kill.” It turns out this was NOT a mistake. At a convenience story in AL, the very friendly, sociable women working there were dealing with hornets or some other type of wasp. Jon jumped in to wield a broom against the fearsome fliers.

Kerri Miller, like many other riders, experienced the fullness of Southern hospitality at several of her bonus stops. It almost got her into trouble three times. paraphrasing…

Kerri: “I’d like a small soda, please.” Restaurant staff: “No charge, honey. You have a nice day.” Kerri: “Please, I need to pay and get a receipt!” Friendly staff, pulling an old receipt out of the trash: “Oh, of course! You can take this one.” 😱 NOOoooooo!!!

To the right are the Destination Bonuses scored by Bob Lilley in Leg 1. It isn’t much different than the scoresheets of many other riders.

Doesn’t this list just make your stomach hurt?

Note: As a condition of being declared a finisher, riders must sign a release declaring Rally Architect not liable for any adverse health reactions.

Hershey Story Museum
Waffle House
Nathan’s Famous
Katz’s Delicatessen
Hot Dog Rollers
Lobster – Bar Harbor
Ben & Jerry’s
Shake Shack
World’s Largest Pancake Griddle
Field Of Corn
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Fried Ravioli
Icee Machine
Sonic Drive-In
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

John and Jeff have been harassing Lisa in the staff room about the weather spells she’s been casting this week. “You could use some work on your targeting…”, “Leave the checkpoint areas alone; don’t mess with Rally staff!”, “Maybe you should tone it down a little. Tornadoes are kinda extreme.”

Jeff’s traffic juju isn’t keeping up. Repairing the I-95 overpass meltdown near Philly got fast-tracked and could be drivable soon.