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This past week I visited a friend in San Diego and on the weekend I traveled to Temecula for the Reality Rally. I went to the Celebrity Reception at Wilson Creek Winery and saw all of the Survivor stars (Richard Hatch, Kim Spradlin, Kat and Chelsea (wow), Phillip Shepard, Bob Crowley, Jerri Manthey, Denise, etc.) I also met a lot of Big Brother players (Howie-when I took a picture with him he whispered in my ear that I have a great body
, Hayden, Porsche, Brendan and Rachel)It had food stations, a live band, gambling tables, and a tethered hot air balloon for people to ride.
The next day they had an autograph signing followed by an Amazing Race style race. Each team had 3 fans and a random reality star. I got paired up with Jimmy T from Survivor (he was on Jimmy Johnson's tribe). I was glad it was someone I knew and not someone from a crap show like The Swan. There were 13 stations throughout the town and included things like one person having to climb a rock climb station blind folded while the others told him where to put his hands and feet. We ran the entire time and I was exhausted. We ended up finishing 13/59 and I was very proud of that. Kim Spradlin's team came in first.
Afterwards, we ate lunch at a bbq restaurant and at night went to the red carpet celebration. I was star stuck at first (I've watched Survivor for 1/2 of my life) but everyone was very down to earth and friendly. Chelsea was very friendly and when I saw her the following day she remembered me and asked how I did in the race.
It was a great event that raised money for Michelle's Place, a breast cancer non-profit. If you are ever in Temecula, you should check it out.
This post was edited on 4/13 at 12:07 am