Welcome Survivors!!!! All the wee ones are en route via corporate jet to their location. They must ride for more than 14 hours speaking only to the attendants and not to each other. Here are the first glimpses they get of each other!
The airplane ride!
Their story so far!:
It's taken weeks of grueling interviews and hurried phonecalls as you prepare yourself for a long trip away from home. Your bags are packed, and finally the phone call comes. A tearful farewell to mommy and daddy and then you find yourself whisked from one airport to another, realizing as you take the final leg of the journey that your ticket reads Honolulu!
The air is fresh and flowery as you get off the airplane only to be met at the gate by smartly dressed television producer wannabes. They carry clipboards and schedules and you barely catch sight of a few other kids with that same anxious and eager look in their eyes. Each of you is led to a waiting car and taken to a luxury hotel right on the beach. "Enjoy tonight!" they tell you. It's the last night for a very long time that you will have soap and shampoo, a shower and tub, even running water and an indoor toilet. You order extravagant things from room service knowing you might be living off grubs and rice for the next two months. You are told a wake-up call is set for 5AM and you are to be ready by 6AM. Get a good night's sleep!!! You WILL need your rest.
The tribes have been chosen, the Island spirits are calling to you and the adventure begins.
Grouchy and grumbling each player rises with the sun and takes one last hot shower. Fresh fruit and cinnabuns are quickly scarfed down then a TV exec arrives to examine your backpacks and all belongings, removing a few last minute disallowed items. A careful inventory is made of everything you have, and you look longingly at the soft fluffy bed you are leaving behind.
The ride to the airport is short, and as you exit the car, your backpacks are taken by the TV exec and stowed away somewhere. You are handed a short booklet on survival skills to read on the flight. You are not told where you are going, or how long the flight will be. You are told not to speak to anyone on the flight except the attendant, and as you enter the corporate jet you see a generous comfortable cabin sparsely populated with other kids. You catch an eye here, a smile there, but you also see the same anxious curiousity burning in your eyes. Are they on my team? Will they be friend or foe? or both?!
Your eyes close and your heart races as the jet takes off! Flying is such a wonder of fear and adrenaline and wild excitement all at the same time. You hear a giggle from a girl towards the back of the cabin, but she is shushed by a nearby attendant. You hope the flight won't be long!!!!!!
Since it is still so early you doze off to try and catch some winks.... (feel free to email me any actions/reactions you'd like to share with the others, good or bad)
(The adventure continues, just not as promptly on this holiday weekend) Colleen
The flight seems to go on forever! An attendant brings soda and snacks every few hours but no real meal. There are plenty of magazines and books to read, and a movie to watch, Toy Story 2. A girl in pigtails and a blue dress cries for a little while, but an attendant goes to sit with her and she seems to cheer up. You could be wrong, but she looks to be the youngest kid here. A boy in a blue shirt and red shorts manages to snore a little, waking you up at one point, or maybe it's the boy with the brown hat. he sleeps almost constantly, with a loud snore and he even toots once or twice! The girls nearby crinkle their noses. You don't see a clock anywhere, but know it must be hours and hours since you took off by the view of the night sky. It's almost magical up here with the cabins kept dim, and endless black oceans of stars outside the window. More sleep perhaps? to waste the time.
As each of you gets your first glimpse at the other survivors, you don't know who is who since any attempt even to whisper brings an attendant to your side but you look at faces as eager as your own and try not to stare at any one person. Who will be on your team? the girl with vivid pink hair or the one with silvery green hair? The boy clearly prepared to battle for the prizes, in his camos and camoflage makeup. Is that designed to intimidate the others? or to help him feel assertive? who knows...
Back to the very beginning!
Disclaimer!!! The administrator of this website and its participants are in no way associated with CBS, survivor, Mark Burnett productions or any othr corporate entity. We're just plain folks getting together to have a little fun.