TRUFI = FRUIT
TCAWH = WATCH
CEHLEK = HECKLE
LEVNEE = ELEVEN
TRAVELING TO SANTIAGO IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST CAN INCLUDE – – –
RIT WAH HCL EEE = “CHILE” WEATHER
Good Morning, Everyone!
🇨🇱 NO, I’M NOT REALLY COLD…I’M JUST A LITTLE “CHILE” 🇨🇱
🎶 SUMMER me, WINTER me…And with your kisses morning me, evening me…And as the world slips far away, star away…Forever me with love…I’ll WRAP you up and ribbon you, rainbow you…And shower you with shine! Suddenly, magically…Happy me…SUMMER me, WINTER me, always be mine…🎶 ”Summer Me, Winter Me” – Frank Sinatra 1980
🇨🇱 Vacationing in Chile, one must indulge in wine,
From FRUIT that grows so succulently upon its healthy vines…
Varieties exported, ELEVEN kinds and more,
Chilean fruit I often see when I go to the store.
Chile is known for sweaters, alpaca wool so fine,
And our two girls have come across a virtual gold mine.
The cost so small they have no need to HECKLE with a vendor,
Or is the right word Haggle…for a better price to render?
Since winter time in Chile is the opposite of here,
I think it wise they stock up not just to stay warm while there…
I’d bring them home and WATCH the smiles as my friends got together,
And I gave them all sweaters to ward off the “CHILE” WEATHER 🇨🇱
“Buenos Dias, Muchachas and Muchachos! “CHILE” WEATHER indeed! Here in NY, I’m waking up to 38°, while the Midwest has already seen snow…those pumpkins we just carved? Well as the saying goes…”The frost is on them”! …And I guess we should be used to it, but it’s always a bit of a shock no matter how many times we’ve dealt with it…Like today’s words, we’ve dealt with them all many times before, and none of them left me in the cold, but two of the Early Birds did blink at ELEVEN…(which I find ironic, since we Early Birds number 11…but who’s counting)..,Anyway, let’s wrap this up, and get on to our cartoon…
My first thought after guessing today’s solution was that this may not come that easily, if one doesn’t remember that SANTIAGO is the capital of CHILE. But, if you write your letters down, and study the cartoon, your best bet’s going to be gleaning out the obvious WEATHER…leaving you with IHCLE…and with the quotation marks as a hint…voila! “CHILE”. But whatever ways and means you utilize to get it solved, we have to admit, it’s a keeper…
Today I’m pretty sure we’re finding ourselves at the Santa Lucia Arts and Crafts Market, located in downtown SANTIAGO. We see two women shopping at a stall of woolen goods. Since June, July, and August are winter months in Chile, and with the beautifully crafted Alpaca Sweaters that they offer, one would be wise to wrap up a sale, for dos reasons. Uno, they’ll stay warm while they’re there, and dos, at 15,000 pesos each, roughly the equivalent of $20-21 American dollars,…what a steal! I’d PACA bunch up myself! So, in answer to our question…June, July August can include…”CHILE” WEATHER! Good one, David! You’re ever so COOL!
Ok, eye candy…Jeff’s included a lot of little details today. The background shows a ramped highway, with what looks like a tractor trailer followed by a car coming off the exit. Mountains are visible beyond it. Two other stalls are shown in the distance, one with what appears to be ollas, large ceramic jars used for cooking stews and soups, or perhaps they’re baskets of Chile’s fabulous fruits. The one farthest right, with a vendor present, is selling flowers…and a woman can be seen shopping at each one. Two men and another woman are shown to the left of the panel, milling about. The flag of Chile is displayed beside the sweater stall at front, which is under a black canopy. The sweaters are in beautiful shades of teal, orange, purple and burgundy. Four knitted hats are also shown, two standard pull-ons, in lilac and rust, and two stocking-cap types with pompoms, in blue and brown. The yellow sign showing the price of 15,000 pesos is off to the side of the table…And our girls are seen singing the praises of their find. The eye candy though?…I think I’ll go with the sign. I just love a good bargain! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Adios, and have a great day, Everyone…And with it being so “CHILE” this morning, I hope it’s HOT TAMALE!🇨🇱🙋🏻♀️…Ok, cue the traveling music...”Wooly Bully” – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs 1965