It’s time for the kind of shenanigans only The Real Housewives of New Jersey can dish out, so let's get down to it!
Last night’s episode kicked off the long-awaited Napa trip with a little camping excursion. And by camping, we mean lounging around in luxurious RVs with stainless steel double-sided refrigerators. You could fit at least four average-sized Manhattan apartments in one of these things, but whatever.
In other news, Albie asked his new girlfriend Lindsey to move in with him (and Christopher and Greg), but we'll have to wait 'til next week to see how that giant mistake-in-the-making pans out. This week? Road trip, baby!
As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, Hurricane Housewives is getting ready to hit the West Coast as everyone packs for the much-anticipated trip to Napa Valley. Melissa Gorga wonders if she'll have an opportunity to wear her sparkly black, six-inch heels, while Teresa Giudice marvels at how sexy her bathing suits are (one which looks like a gold jock strap fashioned for Elton John and another has pearls holding it together). Jacqueline Laurita, on the other hand, considers herself the outdoorsy type ... so she only packs a few pairs of heels, after requesting the details of the itinerary.
Finally, they are on their way. Due to the storm, the gang is forced to drive caravan-styles to Pittsburgh and catch a plane there. They are looking at about a 25-hour journey out to Cali, but luckily Juicy Joe finds a way to sneak in a workout by doing bicep curls with Teresa's leopard-print luggage at the airport. Phew.
Is it just us or did the stupidity level rise several notches once the crew reached California? A heavily-confused Melissa (hey, those time zones are tricky) reveals that she's never been to Cali, but she has been to Los Angeles. Teresa thinks she's going to some Native American retreat since they are in the west, while her brother concludes that Cali is hilly because of the earthquakes. Most importantly, though, do cows "F" each other? Before you can say "Really?," they've got a video up on YouTube confirming the answer. Gotta love these quality family moments.
First on the itinerary: camping on the beach. Naturally, before setting off on their adventure, they hit the camping store, where they buy some essential items, like Scrabble, fake yellow flowers, and a squeaky raccoon stuffed animal. A cool $4500 later and they're ready to hit the pavement. (Oh, and who says people from Jersey can't drive? Because they are absolutely right.)
Anyway, as it turns out, they are actually going to be camping on the pavement, too. Everyone's disappointed that they aren't roughing it near the woods on the beach like Jack and Kate from Lost, but Melissa and Teresa make the most of it and hobble over on their pumps next door to meet their temporary neighbors. At first they seem like they are from different worlds until they communicate via the universal language: alcohol. Apparently, the Cali RV regulars like to spend their evenings drinking moonshine. Finally, the Jersey wives are starting to feel at home.
That night, Teresa confronts Kathy Wakile over her comments at the book signing last week that some of the recipes in Tre's cookbook were actually her mother's. Kathy clarifies that the recipes only reminded her of some desserts her mother used to make and pointed out that her mom and Teresa's mom did swap recipes back then. In the end, they clear up the misunderstanding and move on.
In Teresa's case, "move on" means gossip and complain to Melissa about it the next day. (In Kathy's case, by the way, "move on" means watching her hubby scare everyone away with his morning wood.) We're pretty sure we haven't heard the last of this incident. Yep, the feuds on this show have actually come down to cookies.
Anyway, at least Melissa and Teresa are getting along. For now. To be continued ...