Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{ Second Date: ASHLEY & PETE - and DownEast GIVEAWAY }

DownEast Basics GIVEAWAY!
We are excited to welcome DownEast Basics as a sponsor of The Mormon Bachelorette.  We are even MORE excited to send our lucky giveaway winner any clothing item of your choice from the DownEast Basics website HERE.  The winner will be announced before Ashley's third second date posts on Friday at 5pm PST so you have until then to enter and get your name in the drawing as many times as possible.  Here is how it works:

To enter the giveaway:
1. Comment on this blog post below
2. "Like" DownEast Basics Facebook Page HERE
3. Upload a photo of the DownEast Basics clothing item you want to win on their Facebook Page wall

To have your name entered into the drawing more than once:
1. "Like" The Mormon Bachelorette Facebook Page HERE
2. If you have already liked our page, leave a comment on the wall
3. Follow our Twitter handle @mbstaffers


Also - A huge thank you to Mike and Jeff from AZ Hummer Tours for an incredible extreme desert tour!  They are the #1 rated attraction in Phoenix by TripAdvisor for a reason. They’re the nicest guys around that deliver an unparalleled experience. Check them out at: www.azhummertours.com

In Pete's Words:

As I was just waking up some weekday morning, I noticed a text from Ashley. It was sent at the early hours of working folks, a little bit before I would be awake. She wanted a second date, and I said, “Why not!?”. I wasn’t given a lot of detail at that point but I was told to be ready for a great time. As my friends will tell you, I almost always am.

The day for the date arrived. The journey from Tucson, though perilous, was accomplished easily that day. As I arrived I noticed Ashley smiling from ear to ear and this put me in good mood. I decided then that I would give my all in this date and do my best to make it fantastic fun. I started out really flirty with Ashley; that’s my style on a second date when I know a girl is awesome. It worked pretty well. We had lots of time to talk as we made the hour long drive to Peoria to venture into the desert wild, on a sturdy Humvee steed. It was a little weird as she drove and was in control of the date, a role reversal for sure.

Quickly we met up with our guide and I laid eyes on the Humvee, this was an impressive machine. In addition, our grisly guide could not have looked more authentic. We hopped in and took off. Needless to say this off-road vehicle was capable, but the best feature of all was probably the bench seat on back where we rode. Just like the song says, “Stick shifts and safety belts, bucket seats have all got to go…”. She sidled up next to me on the drive and it was a good opportunity for some more intimate chatting.

The desert toys did not disappoint. We rode on the back of the Humvee up and down trails and got to cruise around on our own personal off road vehicles for a bit. That was awesome! I couldn’t deny Ashley’s driving skills. I’m not sure she’s ready for the rally car circuit, but she was good! The day turned to dusk and we headed for pizza at the Mellow Mushroom pizza café. The name was misleading, but the pizza was delish. Ashley and I got the chance to break it down some more and chat like crazy! She got to hear a few more accents and a couple more random accounts from my storied past. Dinner couldn’t have been better.

As we started the drive home Ashley was exhausted. She started driving but I could tell she was pretty sleepy. I got a small “knight in shining armor” moment when we pulled off the highway and I took over so she could rest. Ha ha, she fell fast asleep! A bad sign for most dates but I chose not to take it that way. Ashley was comfortable enough with me to just relax and rest, and I took that as a positive. We arrived home and it was time for goodnight. What a great date, what a great girl! I had an experience I couldn’t have predicted after our first date, and I’m glad we both took the chance. It was nice that we used teamwork to get home safe, and I was starting to see a relationship growing that might have some momentum. I guess we’ll see…

103 comments:

Val Murphy said...
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Aubrey H said...

This date was much better than the last!! I am entering the contest too! Yeah!

russell and joanna said...

As I said before after their first date, I like Pete. Ashley was much better this round with him - she didn't treat the date like a job interview.

Chantel Ruby said...

I'm so jealous, I've always wanted to go in a Humvee. Contest entering!

Lindsey said...

I love TMB and tell everyone I know about it! I hope Ashley finds love! And I hope I win the contest! ;)

Sarah Keith said...

I love watching this show! It is so fun! Contest entering!

Bethany Schoneman said...

i am really happy to see Ashley narrowing her choices on some great looking guys! i hope the best for her and her decision :) It is a guilty pleasure of mine to watch these dates. It would be fun to receive something from the contest.

Laura and Adam said...

I didn't think Ashley was going to pick Pete for a second date but now I can see that was a really good decision. He could be a really good match for her because he's funny and laid-back.

Leo D said...

Pete's the real deal. He is what he is, and isn't what he isn't. You can't help but root for him.

Contest entering! (For my wife ;-)

Rachel F. said...

I'm anxiously awaiting her pick! I hope that Ashley will be as successful as previous couples.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

good luck to Ashley - - so many great guys! Entering the contest!!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

second entry - did the second group of requirements - - fingers crossed...

Melanie said...

What a fun date idea! I really like Pete and glad this date went so well. I've always been impressed about how well rounded Ashley is, she seems to be good at everything!

The Williams Family said...

Enjoyed watching the date, but didn't see too much chemistry with these two. They just seemed like friends hanging out. But mad props for Pete having a good attitude about Ashley falling asleep in the car.

Contest entering! Yeah for Downeast Basics! I am a repeat customer of theirs.

The Williams Family said...

I just commented but my names don't match up! Robin Williams is The Williams Family, FYI. I completed all ways to enter :).

Good luck finding love Ashley! You deserve a guy who will treat you right.

Emily said...

I am entering the contest and I am enjoying watching all of these dates!

Madison said...

I love DownEast Basics sign me up!

Our Family said...

I thought that Ashley was really enjoying herself and laughing and wasn't interviewing the guy just going with the flow! I really wish these guys would show some action!

JoEllen said...

Loving the show...just wish we could see the dates faster!

Emily said...

I have fulfilled all requirements to be entered again! Let's hope I am lucky.

The Cutest Allens Ever! said...

I was surprised Ashley asked Pete back. But can now see why! Way fun date! Very cute together. Good luck Ashley!;]

Joy said...

Good luck to Ashley! This would be fun to win too!

Kyle & Carissa said...

I like Pete, but I'm not sure I like him and ashley together as anything more than just good friends.

The Jake said...

How does one "Jump in...wisely"?! Haha. Seemed he was thinking Ash was the slow & safe type by her comments, then tried to come to the middle with that statement when she said she was a straight-shooter.

He seems like a cool, fun guy...but I just didn't see the chemistry there. Seemed like he wanted it a little too bad at the doorstep, but Ashley didn't seem to be feeling the connection.

Kat and Jon said...

I hope Ashley finds love!

Kristina said...

I liked DownEast. Check. Posted a pic on their wall. Check. Leaving a comment here. Check.

Ashley I wish you the best of luck to find love. You deserve the best of the best!

Becky said...

I enjoy watching the Mormon Bachelorette! I'm excited to see the rest of the second dates and especially who she picks.

Jenn said...

This looked like a ton of fun. We will definitely be booking a hummer trip with Mike and Jeff next time we head to AZ! Thanks for the recommendation!
And I love Down East! They have the cutesy swim suits, especially. Great giveaway!

Brettf1977 said...

Pete good luck man it seems like you had a fun date, wish she would have given you a little more loving at the door step, I mean she was leaning away the whole time not sure I like that body language. Oh and yeah I'm a guy but hey I have nieces and a mom and sister in-law that I could give the stuff to so sign me up for the contest.

Becky said...

I did everything that was listed to enter the giveaway. Thanks! I'd love to win. :)

Kelly A. said...

I'm entering the contest too :)

Kari said...

Oh, I liked Pete and Ashley together. I thought Ashley seemed really comfortable with him, even talking about how it is when she is in a relationship with a guy with him. She had her arm on his seat. I thought these two were great for each other! Entering the Down East contest!

Bre said...

I'm so excited to see who she'll pick. The first two season, I was able to guess after the first rounds of date who would be the last one standing, but this time I don't have a clue!

Love me some downeast, please! :)

Bre said...

I liked you on facebook! :) Really hope I win this!

Melanie and Jarom said...

I'm definitely entering and I like this guy- I think Ashley is getting more and more comfortable and she always looks gorgeous:)

It Started With a Wink said...

Ashley, I jumped in to my relationships almost every time and wondered if I needed to play The Game when some of them failed, but I chose to keep jumping and when I found the right guy he jumped too and now we are married. My vote is for being yourself and you'll find him or better yet he'll find you!

Suzanne said...

Did he end up doing any accents? I don't remember hearing any on the date...

Jase, Tate & Gav said...

Ashley's second dates seem to be going well. Seems like she has a lot of fun stuff planned. Can't wait to see more!

breezy said...

He seems to be really nervous on this date...

breezy said...

I love how engaging he is at dinner!

The Dark Family said...

Love TMB and entering the contest.

The Dark Family said...

Like DownEast's FB page

The Dark Family said...

Liked the TMB fb page

The Dark Family said...

Uploaded a photo to their wall

The Giffords said...

Man that looked like a fun date! I am enjoying watching all the dates though.

Like DEB on Facebook - check, Post a photo - check, Write a comment - check!

Hope Ashley finds true love!

Chante said...

TMB is fun to watch!! I love downeast too! Enter me in!

Jen said...

Fun date! Glad she gave him a chance :) I love Down East Basics!

Unknown said...

Count me in as surprised that she asked Pete for a 2nd date too. ... But, they seemed a good fit this time. It looked like they relaxed, as much as possible with cameras following them,& had a good connection. I don't think Ashley pulled away at the door step saying goodnight. I just think she was way tired and was just waking up. This date looks like it might be a possibility.

The Graffs said...

I love TMB! Its so fun to watch everyday and I think the second dates are going to be great. Also entering the contest, pick me!

The Graffs said...

I also liked you guys on facebook!

Ashley said...

I liked watching the video. I liked down east basics on fb.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I like the mormon bachelorette on fab.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Entering the contest!

Allison said...

Entering the contest! Good luck Ashley.

Jen said...

Oh ya, I already like Down East on facebook :) Thanks!

Debbie said...

Entering the contest!

The Herd Mom said...

Sara Hurd: Commenting for the giveaway - and also to say that Pete STILL didn't do the accents! Or did he and it was edited out?
Liked DownEast Basics, posted an item on their wall, liked TMB on Facebook, and following on Twitter. Thanks!

Jeff and Lori said...

I like DE.

Rachel said...

I look forward to these videos everyday. :) I'm excited about the contest! This was a pretty good date but I didn't notice any accents. ??

Jacilynn said...

thanks for the chance!

Rachel said...

I entered in all ways possible! I love Down East Basics! and TMB! :)

Nicole D said...

I liked Pete, but I feel like she won't know these guys well enough to make a choice at the end! Maybe they are making stronger connections behind the scenes than we realize. Loving the video work though. I noticed on this date particularly that a lot of the shots would probably be hard to get, and it makes a very professional video to watch.
Hope I win! :)

Joy said...

I like you on facebook!

Stoddard's said...

I like Pete! good luck Ashley! This is my entry!

Melinda said...

What a fun date that would be! Good luck Ashley, I hope you find the perfect guy for you!

M.M.M. said...

My only advice for finding a husband is that the real gems sometimes take a little while to truly sparkle!
Anyway, I know exactly what skirt I would pick if I win and I will be your biggest plug-I will make sure I tell everyone to watch the Mormon Bachelorette and to shop at Down East Basics!

M.M.M. said...

My only advice is that sometimes the true gems can take a little while to sparkle!
Anyway I know excatly which skirt I would pick if I won, I have been lusting after it for awhile now! Pick me and I will be the biggest plug for Mormon Bachelorette and Down East Basics.
If it sounds like I am desperate that is because I am! : )

Derek Emily and Elliot said...

Glad she chose Pete, he seems genuine and really cool.
And since you asked...i'm entering the TMB Downeast giveaway!
But seriously, i like Pete :)

Adam and Sarah said...

I love DownEast (and TMB)! Thanks of the giveaway!

Christin said...

Love TMB! Love DEB! (I didn't hear any accents either. Too much pressure with the cameras, not comfortable on the date or just edited out?)

Christin said...

I already like TMB on FB.

AJ Candrian said...

First up.... Ashley TEXTED to ask him on a second date? Come on... At least call the poor guy! Secondly... I'm a major Down East fan. That's all.

Jen M. said...

Could definitely tell she wasn't into him. Texting him for e second date, and falling asleep? Yikes! But, I love Downeast!

Mandie said...

He's not my favorite....I'm waiting for Matt's next date!

Entering DownEast giveaway!

Mandie said...

He's not my favorite...waiting for Matt's second date!

Entering for DownEast giveaway!

Ashlee said...

I like TMB on FB! Entering Contest...

Ashlee said...

I like DEB on FB...Entering Contest!

Sharisse said...

Pete is great! I like his personality! He has class and is very likeable!

Maureen said...

This time around seems like its taking forever to post dates..I haven't seen to much excitement on either side of the dates..had fun with the other seasons but this one is moving s.l.o.w............

Kim Messick said...

That hummer ride! Holy take me home kinda ride!!!
And I think this date needed a little more editing... Just sayin'.

Whitney Haslem said...

I'm entering the DownEast Basics giveaway! And I'm so happy that there is a much more respectable Bachelorette to watch these days. Thanks guys!

Bracken and Bracken said...

So glad DownEast is sponsoring TMB now. I love that store :)

krista said...

Thanks DownEast Basics!

Taryn and Devin Bryce said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE DownEast! It's my absolute favorite! I want to enter the contest! :D

steph, brent, and joaquin said...

Good luck on your date! Hooray for Down East - modestis hottest.

Beth said...

I like Pete - and thanks for the giveaway!

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Beth said...

Like DownEast on FB- Beth Willis

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Beth said...

Uploaded a pic of the top I'd love here on the FB page

http://www.facebook.com/#!/DownEastBasics/posts/255132204517227

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Beth said...

Liked the Mormon Bachlorette FB page- Beth Willis

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Beth said...

Following on twitter @StealsDealsLife

bethwillis01@gmail.com

Chris said...

I love the idea of Mormon bachelorette. I also love Downeast.
chrissatko7@gmail.com

sasicas said...

I adore DownEast Basics!

Jessica said...

I'd have loved a date in the desert :)

A said...

I'm a fan of downeast basics but this is the first I have heard about a Mormon bachelorette. I will have to pass it on!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness I love DEB- I've been a fan since the days they only had kiosks in the mall (:

Connie said...

I liked both facebook pages and did all the other stuff! here's hoping!

Connie said...

Oh and I followed on twitter too @missconnie2010

Charisse said...

What an awesome date!

Charisse said...

I like Downeast on Facebook

Charisse said...

I like MB on Facebook

Charisse said...

I follow on twitter @charmomma

Charisse said...

I also left a comment on the FB page

Tiersha and Josh said...

I'm a huge fan of Downeast and would love to win a maxi dress. http://www.downeastbasics.com/santamonicamaxidress.aspx TMB has been such a fun thing to follow. Can't wait to see who the winner of the giveaway is!