Jumble Answers for 08/10/2017








Good morning and happy Thursday my friends!  It’s great to be back from vacation and I’m ready to get back into the Jumble groove.  Today’s puzzle had excellent clue word choices with LLAMA and SUDDEN giving me the most trouble.  Moving along to the cartoon, we are at a garbage transfer facility where a man is attempting to discard his rubbish but is being informed that the site is closed.  Jeff added a couple of interesting items to the back of his truck which appear to be an old water heater as well as a bicycle.  The final solution took a little work in the margin of my newspaper but wasn’t overly difficult.  I decided to cross out FILL first, followed  by LAND.  That left ED for the finish.

If anyone was wondering, our family vacation was a mix of business and pleasure.  My wife’s cousin was getting married so it was off to Istanbul, Turkey for the wedding!  What an unforgettable experience it was with the location being an old Ottoman palace on the edge of the Bosphorus.  There were approximately 500 guests and the evening started with a cocktail reception, the ceremony, and finished off with the most elaborate wedding dinner that I’ve ever seen.  Course after course of delish local foods were served and then it was time for the dancing and partying.  I’ll end the story there as the party lasted well after 2 am.  Everyone had a wonderful time and the bride and groom left for their honeymoon in Bali.

I know that I was supposed to post pictures along the way, but our iPads were left on the plane and we didn’t have them during the entire trip.  Thank goodness almost everyone in Turkey speaks English and we were able to locate them in the lost and found of our airline and they are currently being shipped back to us.  I apologize for not following through with what I hoped was going to be a fun guessing game.  The few pictures that I sent to Angela via email used up just about the last of my international data package which was only 300mb.  Interestingly, the answer to where I was could  be found if you zoomed in on the road sign in the background of the photo that she posted.  Pretty sneaky, right?!

From Istanbul we went to Izmir, Turkey where we stayed at my mother in law’s apartment for a day before renting a car to go to her waterfront summer home in Cesme.  We spent the following week relaxing at the edge of the Aegean Sea.  We purchased my son a fishing spear gun and he had hours and hours of fun snorkeling in the turquoise blue waters in search of dinner.  Although he never was able to spear one, the tales of the big fish that got away were very filling!  We took day trips to Bazaar’s for shopping as well as a boat ride around the area and ate out at all of the different waterfront restaurants every evening.

All wonderful things eventually come to an end and so did our vacation.  The 10 hour plane ride was torture but we survived and knowing that you’re on the way home is always a great feeling.  Thanks to Angela for keeping the fun flowing as there would be no way that I could have kept up with the posts while I was gone.  Thanks for listening and I’ll see you tomorrow!