Meanwhile, more teams leave at 7:15 AM. The BQs, Guidos, Teri and Ian, and Uchenna and Joyce go to the parking garage and get cars. And Ian's got the Asshat on again today. He and Teri pass Joe and Bill, and in the car, Joe muses about how Teri and Ian are tougher than they look, and easy to underestimate "because he's crotchety and old-looking." Hey, don't judge Joe. He's speaking his truth. Joyce comments generically on how much she's enjoying driving around in the SUV.
Up ahead, one would hope, the former lead teams are asking for directions to the park. Rob and Amber hire a cab to lead them, as do Oswald and Danny. "We have to really hurry up," says Oswald, suddenly recalling what show they're on.
At 7:30, the rest of the teams leave. Eric and Pink, Mary and David, and Kevin and Drew. Drew and David squabble a bit over one of the cars, which seems unnecessary, and then Kevin and Drew do a blocking maneuver to keep David and Mary from getting out ahead of them. The whole thing is pretty mature, honestly.
So it turns out that Mirna and Charla have kidnapped themselves a local, and Mirna is introducing herself using pidgin English, as she is wont to do. "My name Mirna, my cousin name Charla." Yeah. And then Charla taps the local on the shoulder and says, "Yo soy... " Meaning, of course "I am." Juan gets the drift, as haphazardly blown as that draft is, and says that his name is Juan. Mirna proceeds to interview that she and Charla are good with the locals, because they're not afraid of them. That is pretty amazing, given the known dangers associated with unknown Ecuadorians. I'm not sure that fear of the locals is the usual problem.
Jill and John Vito have a guy offer to lead them to the park. And it begins.
Rob and Amber take the road to Cotopaxi. He wonders aloud if they're in first place right now, and she says she's not sure -- people could have gotten lost when they were busy following their taxi. Jill and John Vito's guy pulls over, and he tells them that it's still about an hour to the park the way they're going. Oswald and Danny take the road to Cotopaxi. And on this road, there are some pigs, Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha. Jill and John Vito discuss the fact that they might be entering on the wrong side of the park. Predictably, Rob and Amber are right where they want to be, at the north entrance. Mirna and Charla, however, are less lucky. Juan tells them that they are on the way to the south entrance. Apparently, they didn't give him that detail, or he didn't understand it. Maybe Mirna forgot to say, "We use north entrance-o!" He tells them they'll need to turn around and go back if they want to get to the north entrance. They decide, under Charla's guidance, to just use the south entrance and hope for the best, that they can get to where they're going this way.