1:44 PM. Godlewskis. We learn three things from their opening segment and from Tricia's little interview. First, Sharon (the frequent driver) and Christine (the frequent navigator) have a tendency to "clash." Second, they, too, are taking 65 South. And third, Tricia thinks "likewise" means "vice-versa."
3:34 PM. Weavers. There is a rapid-fire prayer in the car, in which they ask for a safe trip, which is fine, but then it ends with something about helping them "catch up to the other teams, if it's Your will." Those are the ones I think are kind of distasteful. Praying for an advantage in a game, but then being like, "But only if You want to " I don't even understand that. If it's God's will, then you don't have to ask, right? Because if it's God's will for you to catch up, then you'll catch up, if you believe God takes a hand in adjusting reality-show contestants' positions relative to each other, which I kind of don't. Keeping you safe? Of course. Helping you cope with stress? Of course. It's the praying for a competitive advantage that I think is a little tacky. How do you presume to ask God to choose sides between you and another family? What would be the basis for that side-taking? Your...righteousness? The fact that you asked?