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... city was established
in 1550. After this morning's program it was time to return to our
various accomodations for siestas. Hotel for Mom and Dad, Hazel for
Cathie, Kona and I. We recharged our batteries, then went back down
to the centro this evening. We checked out more of the city, walked,
talked, and enjoyed a few pastries. The feeling in the evening is
real warm and alive, and ...
... come from poor mining and farming families, and died between 1850 and 1950. However there are some males, including a French doctor still wearing a suit, and a few children.
The child mummies wear little angel outfits, as it was custom to dress dead children/babies as angels or saints before burial in order to assure their entrance into heaven by demonstrating their purity. There's also a mummied foetus on display next to its mummied mummy, ...
... an indeginous person who started the movement of independance. From this location you can see Guanajuato which looks like a stadium filled with amazingly colourful buildings.
On to Leon where there are hundreds of thousands of shoes. This is the main industry and there are about 20 or so very long streets devoted to leather shoes and bags and clothing. ...
... pond because it has no flow. They drain it every January because it starts to smells.
There are no railings, so evidently people go in the river all the time. But since it doesn't flow and its only three feet deep, that doesn't really matter.
The food was quintessential Tex-Mex. People in Texas will find a way to put Ranch dressing on everything.
Anyway, I went to ...
... next to us.
Then we started to head back to the car which was kind of hard in itself. It was fun arguing and trying to remember what we had seen on the way here, trying to back-trace our route. Eventually we made it to the car and headed back to Queretaro.
Not too much else happened once we got back and we headed to bed early as we planned on getting up early tomorrow to get to the buses to head to Mexico City for the ...