Joelle finally meets the four bachelor’s families, two of which had issues the others went well. My favorite was not the one that she liked best and I hope he is the next bachelor. Due to this being continued I waited till the rose ceremony for this episode was aired so I could write about the whole episode not just part of it. My heart breaks for Luke who told her he loved her then gets rejected.

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My Picks Jordan, Christian, Ali, Luke, James T,  Chase,  James F,  Wells,  Alex

Chase, Colorado: The date started out nice with a view of the mountains sharing hot chocolate after that she met his dad separately due to his parents divorce. I feel his dad had some great insight to relationships and marriage.  She then met his mom, step dad, sisters, brother in law and nephew. His mom helped her to understand him better  and she wins his approval.

Jordan, California: He gave her a tour of his hometown showing her the high school he attended and introducing her to coaches and teachers. It was sweet, the only hiccup was when she asked about his older brother and he shut her down as did his brother later on. I would think if your going to get into a serious relationship any topic should be discussed, especially family issues. This ignoring the big issue is a red flag to their relationship, I’m hoping that sometime soon he can open more up to her telling her what happened to cause the family rift. She meets his parents and his other brother. He confesses to his mom that he’s in love and she’s thrilled at the news. I feel these two have a great connection.

Robby, Florida: They went on a tour of his hometown by carriage which is a good romantic date. I honestly don’t really see a connection with them or maybe he’s just not one of my favorite guys for her. He introduced her to his brothers, sisters and brother in law with his parents. The time was brought down by the fact that his ex’s roommate was spreading stuff about him saying he left her suddenly and was not on the show for the right reasons, this brought out Joelle’s insecurities big time. I know many people believe he’s a cheater but I choose to only know when I hear on the show and hate to play into drama. He denies that it’s true and she believes him.

Luke, Texas they saved my favorite guy for last. He surprised her with a family picnic at their family home. Introducing her to his parents, sister and lots of friends he had. She fit in just right and at the end of he date he suprized her with a bonfire and then a heart made of rose petals, claiming she had his heart and then at the rose ceremony telling her he loved her. I feel he is a true romantic and the kind of man she needs to have as her life partner.

Rose Ceremony ( 2 of 3 ) Chase, Jordan, Robby

 

You may have noticed that I have not posted in awhile and have been delayed, I plan to get out the current Bachelorette but the week before that will be missed. There is a reason for the absence and today instead of focusing on reality television I want to turn the subject to me and whats going on in my life.

On July 7 I was in a car accident, I was driving between clients as a pet sitter and was getting onto the expressway. I saw the car from the other direction turning right so I thought I was able to turn left. What I failed to do was look for oncoming traffic, being under the assumption that the person turning right would slow down traffic. It was that mistake that caused me to be front ended by another car and totaling my car. The ironic thing was that I was getting my life back, the day before I had graduated from two months of SI Joint Therapy.

I’m assuming the other driver has minor injuries as he as moving around just fine and I couldn’t even get out of my car and was told I passed out briefly. I do know my vision blurred briefly when the ems arrived on the scene.  I was then taken to U of M in Ann Arbor as my local hospital doesn’t accept trauma accidents. Once at the hospital the police officer arrived handing me a ticket, he was from the state police and I asked if he wanted to hear my side of the story and he only replied that it was still my fault and left. I feel there are two sides to every situation and this accident could have been avoided by the other driver but I do also admit that I failed to look, this is why it’s called an accident.

I spent two nights in the ER briefly in a neck brace until they ruled out neck injury and then later fitted for a back brace as the doctors diagnosed me with two compressed fractures in my back.  Also, I had bruising on my body from my seat belt and the car. During my time in the hospital I lost my modesty, having to go in a bed pain and be washed up by nurses and even accidentally flashing a male nurse when they measured me for the back brace which required me to be in a sheet instead of my gown briefly. By the time I arrived in my hospital room I was accepting of what was happening and my previous modesty had diminished.

Once in the hospital room it was more comfortable but my worries weren’t over. During my stay i was fitted in the back brace and briefly  had a tube put down my nose  into my throat to get rid of gases from the stomach. That is the most uncomfortable thing ever by the second day i was anxious to get it out.

Despite all the hardships, I had my family and clients who visited me and lots of prayers online and from my church, all of which i am grateful for.  I’m also grateful for all the nurses and doctors that helped care for me. I was released after five days and sent home to recover.  .

 

The guys head to Argentina with their bachelorette, two one on one dates, a group date and a two on one date.

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My Picks Jordan, Christian, Ali, Luke, James T,  Chase,  James F,  Wells, Robby, Alex

Date 1 Wells: He has more of a friendly vibe and he’s not the only one who hasn’t kissed her yet and it’s soo awkward. After exploring the town they go to a theater where they witness a private show which is totally amazing. They are trained to do part of the show and he guy chickens out and does a cheeck kiss but he finally gets it right when there wet in the water. At dinner they have conversation about relationships and she’s unsure if she wants to give him a chance. She chooses not to give him a rose sending him home.

Group Date: luke robby james t alex The guys three athletic guys and James, explore Bueno Aires , do some impromptu dancing and then join in on a soccer game going on. Poor James feeling sorry for himself on a date with all the other guys. She enjoys quality time with the guys, James starts things by turning on Jordan and causing drama. Luke was given the rose.

two on one chase vs derek: the two men are driven to the city where they met for tango lessons. A three person tango to create chemistry, passion and trust in your partner. Chase showed to be a better partner to me. After that they head to dinner together. She questions Derek’s intentions and he confesses that he’s falling for her, showing his sincere side. She doesn’t feel the reciprocation of feelings from Chase who cares for her, a girl needs to be shown love and told things not have the guy assume she knows. Chase got the rose sending Derek home. Chase and her dance while classical musicians play for them and a Spanish singer serenades them with a song I sang in high school, a very moving piece showing them and then derek crying in to leaving car.

At the rose ceremony she freaks out and gives the fifth rose to the host and she extended the weeks by another week by giving roses to both Alex and James T.

Rose Ceremony 1 : ( 6 of 6  ) Chase, Luke, robby, Jordan, alex, james T

 

 

When we left our bachelors and their lady Chad was out in the woods loose looking to cause problems. The guys celebrate unaware of the danger, if anything happened it left  abc open to lawsuits etc. Daniel being an idiot lets him in unaware that  he was eliminated, guess he was sleeping when they came to get his suitcase. Jordan tried to place peacemaker trying to get an apology out of Chad but no luck. Luckily there was no real threat from Chad just a bunch of hot air. 

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The guys who have roses take more time away from those who don’t, but guys are competitive and vying  for attention, more willing to fight for it than women are. Again we are stuck with all the guys thought interrupting the rose ceremony. At this time I am using my substitution which I do once per season and replacing Evan with Chase. 

My Picks Jordan, Christian, Ali, Luke, James T,  Chase,  James F,  Wells, Robby, Alex

Rose Ceremony 1 : (  7 of 11 )  Luke, Jordan, Alex, Derek, Robby, Chase, Wells, Grant, James T, Vinny, Evan

The remaining men are going to South America Uruguay and are in a deluxe suite overlooking the beach and water. While on the dates the men are looking at the tabloid magazines and find out about her ex boyfriend who slandered her in an article.  It sounds like her ex is getting payback by talking bad stuff about her.  She tells the men about her side of things and how she feels, the guys are all on her side and support her. 

Solo Date Jordan~The two of them go see the seals on an island from a yaght ride, they show them jump in the water then cut away and just show the evening cause we were wrapped up in the drama. She questioned him about something she learned from his ex, telling him what she was told by her. He tells her that she was after him cause he was a football star and his focus was on his career not on the girl. I appreciate his honesty that he wasn’t ready to marry the girl and today he told her he was falling in love with Joelle and that he’s ready to be with her. This is all in the part we missed due to drama. They find a Mariachi band playing and dance with each other lost in each others eyes. 

Group date Luke, Derek, Chase, Evan, James T, Vinny, Wells, Grant, Alex~ The guys have fun on a sanddune on skateboards. none of these are coordinated and its quite comical. The fun is interrupted by a rainstorm. She enjoys time with the guys indoors and Derek got the rose.

Solo Date Robby~ They have a date starting at the beach then a drive through the town, shopping and enjoying food. Then they walk along the cliff and then of course the bikini has to come out and jump off the cliff to swim. Another untouched dinner, these guys are saying their falling in love way to fast. The women didn’t tell the bachelor till almost the hometowns and that’s a few weeks away.  He shares his best friend being killed in a accident that made him realize that tomorrow might not be here. He declares that he is in love with her.Their date ends with a fireworks display.

Rose Ceremony 1 : (  7 of 8 )  Luke, Derek, Robby, Jordan, Chase, Alex, James T,  Wells

The adventure started as the men and their bachelorette headed to Pennsylvania to enjoy dating, she was flown in a helicopter to a resort while the men roughed it in a house in the woods. Had this been the bachelor things might have been the other way around. I want to focus on Joelle and her journey to find love not be derailed by the drama so talk of Chad will be at a minimum. I found a fan video on youtube by Amanda Pengalis for Luke  & Joelle hope you enjoy it.

My Picks Jordan, Christian, Ali, Luke, James T,  Evan,  James F,  Wells, Robby, Alex

Solo Date Luke They went on a short dog sled ride then was the typical hot tub, we really don’t need to see her in a bikini give the girl some respect. I know this is more the male viewers. At dinner he told of how his time in the military shaped who he was and made him ready to settle down. After he got the rose she surprised him with a concert by Dan & Shay, although not sure how romantic surrounded by all the fans with their phones out was. They look like a great couple and I hope he stays around long time.

Group Date Jordan, Robby, Evan, James T, Wells, Grant, James F, Vinny, Daniel, Derek The guys took a riverboat to Pittsburgh and Hines Field to play football with a few pro players, the players admitted their wives were fans of the show. They were divided into two teams the blue team which had injured James T and the white team. Jordan being the professional was on both teams. The winning team which was the blue team won time with Joelle. After some intimate times with the men she gave the rose to Jordan who won her over by confessing he is falling for her.

Two on One Date Alex vs Chad Supposedly there in the middle of no where but it happens to be within walking distance of the cabin the guys are staying at. They walk to near the river where she spends time with each guy. Alex goes first and shares Chad’s  threat to Jordan which is the downfall that helps to him home. Alex is an upstanding guy that any girl would be lucky to have. Usually those who tattle on others get sent home but this time it paid off because its a repeat complaint over and over from the guys. She then confronts Chad not hiding anything and demands answers, he doesn’t answers the questions and shows attitude toward her. She gives Alex the rose and they leave to enjoy champagne by a fire.

Unfortunately ABC felt that they would leave Chad out in the woods and let him go back to the cabin to cause more drama. The man is a danger to others and its irresponsible their quest for ratings. They made Chad out to be the Villan which he is but so far all he’s done is make threats and they prelude to stuff that’s not their and doesn’t happen. Let’s just focus on the romance.

Which Date did you like best? What’s  your opinion about Chad?

Roses ( 3  of  ) Alex, Jordan, Luke …