Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Bachelorette Episode 8 Recap

Ahhh...hometown dates!!! This is one of my favorite times every season.. a chance to see where the guys came from!!  Let's get right to it...

First up Ashley heads to Cumming, GA to Constantine's hometown.  According to Ashley's People.com blog, she felt he was immediately a happier, changed man being back home.  They went to his family's restaurant and all of the waitresses fawned all over them.  Ashley made a homemade pizza with Constantine's help and then they went and sat outside and drank wine.  Wonder if they felt the six pair of eyes on them? Haha  Then they headed over to his parent's home to meet his sister and parents.  Everyone was really nice and warm.  Later on the entire family joined and it became a dancing party, since Constantine is Greek. 

Next up is Ames.. Ashley headed to Pennsylvania.  Did ANYONE besides me notice that Ame's boxers were hanging out of his pants pretty much the WHOLE time?? Now we know he's a boxers kind of guy.  But geez, GET A BELT!!! lol Ames looks a whole lot alike his family.  And they all must resemble his Dad because his Mom doesn't have the weird bug eye look that the rest of them have.   Ashley sits down with his sister, Serena, who pretty much hits the nail on the head by saying they don't really have much spark.  I think Ashley has kept Ames around for so long because she's intrigued by him.  But not because they have this passionate spark that she can't ignore.  I've been begging her for weeks to let him go.  Serena tells Ashley about how romantic Ames is..which he's been telling Ashley for weeks that he is but hasnt' really shown it. Well they leave his family early to go on a carriage ride and picnic under a magnolia tree.  A collective "awww".. :)

Back across the continent to Sonoma, California to see Ben.  I like Ben!!! He's so cute for her.  They go to his winery and test out some of the wine.  They have a picnic and talk about Ben's family.  Ashley states on her blog that she expected Ben's family to be loud and funny but they were quite the opposite. Ben's mom reminded Ashley of "Coco Chanel".. she was very sophisticated.  You can clearly see that Ben's dad's death is still very fresh for them.  I think Ashley fell in love with Ben.

Last but not least, Ashley heads to Long Island, New York to see JP.  JP had planned an elaborate date outside, but rain was in the forecast so on the fly, he took her to a roller skating rink.  It was pretty cool and reminded both of them of middle school.  JP's family was really sweet and were all concerned about JP getting his heart broken because the last girlfriend he had brought home had done that to him.  Ashley felt she could fit right in.

I think Ashley's decision was pretty easy this week.. she had more feelings developed for everyone else except for Ames.  I think Ames was very surprised..he didn't know how to act.  Poor thing...I really felt sorry for him!  Next week they are off to Fiji on Fantasty Dates....and I will be out of town so no blog for me!! :)

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