Chip has given out an e-mail address on the official CBS blog site for anyone who has TAR-related questions. Looks like some of this season's selected bloggers might have disappeared to the taping of TAR All Stars.
ShrinkingViolet was kind enough to post this recent comment by Chip [on the official CBS TAR10 blog] in the thread about "All Stars," but given that it involves Chip specifically I thought it okay to post here, too.
11/23/06 9:50 am
...Well folks, I had to ensure I was not doing any thing wrong before I wrote about this…and now I know I am doing the right thing….so I waited a few days on this topic….but all is clear…..sooooooooo….do you all believe in serendipity?
On Monday as I was leaving Miami to go north for the holidays I ran into, you guessed it, the start of TAR ALL STARS. I was laughing as I saw teams rush through security, okay….I was a little disheartened I was not on it with Reichen, but hopefully I can blog about it all next time. 2 teams saw me and yelled out Chip as I saw them!!!! A mini reunion in the airport ensued. I don’t think the producers knew what to do as I saw a few of them through the corner of my eye keeping their distance, as they never interfere with what is happening real time.
I can say I was very excited and so were they. We all were so happy to see each other and 5 teams asked me why we were not there with them. I simply said that we were considered too fast to be asked back…LOL.
We all hugged and talked for ten minutes. I even was able to give a hug to the SAME camera and sound guys that won with us on our last leg of the race. I LOVED IT. All other emotions aside, TAR has created a family and every one of us loved to see each other. I was thinking that some would not, as I was a bit “serious”…. LOL….on our race but they all liked that and thought that that was an important element to winning. Annnnyway…..what a hoot we had and 4 crews filmed it all. I even had to sign a waiver to use my image…so maybe when the race begins on TV you will see me with the following teams……
Gotcha! Sorry folks….my loyalty runs deep and I won’t disclose which teams are on the race, as I basically know all of them….so my little contest on who is on the race, from now on, will only be me tracking all of your choices. But I can say that I had 7 of the teams on the race on my original list.
So who are the teams and where were they going? For risk of getting anyone upset, let’s not go there and just know that the ALL STARS will be great, I just wish I was there doing it with all of them. WHAT A WAY TO START MY VACATION….and tune in I am sure you will all love it too!"