The next morning, it's time to empty out the toilets. Amy DiSalvatore gets to figure that out while her husband looks for a good spot to sun himself. He's proud of this fact. For all the airtime he's getting this week, they'd better be the first family out. Meanwhile, the families get their first challenge. For the fiftieth time, someone says that Springfield is the state capital and the home of Abraham Lincoln. By the way, when I drove across country, there were like five places in five different states that claimed to be the home of Abraham Lincoln, so it's not that special. They head to the Lincoln home site and meet Reno and a Lincoln impersonator. Reno explains that each week, there will be two challenges. The first is for a reward, and the bottom three finishers will have to compete in the second challenge, the loser of which is kicked off the show. And the first challenge will be a "Presidential Race." It's a race through a cheesy obstacle course featuring a "reflecting pool" of inflatable baby pools, a cabinet that's an actual kitchen cabinet, and red tape to cut through. At the end is a ballet box, and whichever family can get the most votes from the start of the race to the box "by the time the polls close" is the winner. I believe this is pretty much how the winner of the 2000 presidential race was decided, so it all makes sense. Also, each family will wear a giant president head while racing. The Ricos get George Washington. The Alabamas get George W. Bush, and they're thrilled. Of course. Silvio is happy to get Nixon's head, probably because he knows his own nose will be able to fit inside the Nixon bobble. The Katzenbergs get Obama, the Cootes get JFK, the Favereys get Reagan, and the Montgomerys get Clinton. I feel like the Cootes are at a distinct disadvantage here, because they have the only president in the race whose head was blown off. Um, I guess Clinton, too, but that was a different head. The kids will play the part of the Secret Service Agents and guide whichever parent is wearing the head through the course. Reno says "go" like a dork, and the challenge begins. The Cootes' plan is to carry as many votes as possible across the course at one time. The DiSalvatores are the first to take off, followed by the Ricos. Darius Montgomery wants to load up on more votes before going, but his wife is wearing the head and she wants to go now. Lenny Faverey's description of racing around in a president head is the same as his experience driving an RV. Meanwhile, the Cootes are still at the starting line. Mom says to her kids, who want to get going: "guys, it's not a race. Shut up." It is a race, and you're mean. The other families have trouble in the rose garden, and Reno says "Republicans, Democrats! It's complete chaos!" I guess the Ricos are faring well, then, since Washington wasn't a Republican or a Democrat. In fact, he hated political parties.