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... in Queretaro, ending the Mexican-American War, and surrendering 55% of Mexico’s territory to the U.S. Third, in 1867, Austrian Archduke Maximilian was executed on a hill overlooking the city. And finally, in 1917, the Mexican Constitution was signed here.
... headed out for La Peña deBernal, one of the largest monoliths in the world, up there with the Rock of Gibraltar, El Capitan and the very well known Devil's Tower It was quite overcast when we left, and we worried that the mountain might be obscured. Indeed it was, when we arrived, so we poked around town for a while. We quickly realized that we had not budgeted ...
We bussed from the Queretaro bus station to our hostel, dropped off our things, then went out for some late night tacos. Absolutely delicious. I don't think Mexican tacos could ever get old. Then we fell asleep. In our dorm room...not at the taco stand. Our hostel, the Blue Bicycle, is run by three middle-aged women and is spotless. There is a terrace overlooking the city, hot showers, towels, a delicious breakfast, ...
... about two hours. I drove the one and a half hours to San Miguel listening switching between my two choices- mariachi and 80’s music.
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Today, was not quite as eventful for me. After a quiet Sunday (in which we enjoyed brunch at Hotel Real de Minas with Kim Slote and her daughter, Kate and dinner at the Longhorn), I started planning our Halloween party for Thursday night. ...
... workshop for over 100 years, but at this time there are very few men who carry on the tradition and they are all fairly elderly. (Click on the photo to see a video)
The town was pretty sleepy, as we went on a Thursday before the big tourist crowds come. We liked it that way. Lots of time for us to mosey along, time to talk to store keepers and people in the restaurants, and have a lovely tour of the 'rock' all to ourselves.