November 13, 2007 12:04 AM by Joe Blackmon
On the second episode of the third season of The Real Housewives of
Orange County, the ladies are starting to feel the effects on getting
older, which is especially challenging in youth-obsessed Southern
"One of my biggest goals right now is to look as hot as I can," says newest housewife Tamra Barney. "I’m turning 40 in just a month and I want to look the best I’ve ever looked." To prepare for her upcoming birthday, Tamra heads to the tanning salon, even though she is well aware of its dangers. For Tamra, the risks are worth keeping up her looks.
Jeana Keough and Vicki Gunvalson struggle to fit exercise into their busy schedules. They attend a boot camp session at 5:30 in the morning in order to keep their bodies in shape.
Vicki is also coming to terms with downsizing from her current 5000 square foot home to a 4000 squar foot home. Vicki meets with a pool contractor to discuss what it will cost to renovate her new backyard to match the large, elaborate pool area she has in her current house. However, Vicki’s husband Donn disagrees with his wife’s desire for an underwater volcano for the pool. "It’s important for me to have the best, the newest, the greatest of whatever. Whether it’s clothes, shoes, jewelry — and I haven’t really figured out why," says Vicki.
Tammy Knickerbocker’s daughters Megan and Lindsey are dealing with the death of their father, Lou. "Lou didn’t have a will, he didn’t have any insurance. He didn’t do anything for them," Tammy says. But they do have one thing to look forward to as they attend a party at the Playboy Mansion with Lauri’s daughter, Ashley, and George’s daughter, McKenzie.
Ashley finds out Lauri is about to put the townhouse, where she currently lives, on the market. As Lauri walks through the townhouse with the realtor, it brings up memories of her troubled son Josh with whom she has had a rocky relationship with over the past few years.
Jeana is dealing with leaving her fifteen-year-old, Colton, at home alone while she takes her daughter, Kara, up to college at UC Berkeley. Colton’s recent antics include stealing and driving around their golf cart and having parties that result in beer cans being left all over the yard. Jeana and Kara leave for Northern California without telling Colton. The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 PM ET/PT on Bravo.