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Planes, buses and automobiles took us to Mexico City, (Santiago de) Queretaro, and San Miguel de Allende after our Mexican Visa interlude in Tucson last month. Yes, we were on the road nearly the whole month of November. Little wonder, then, that resting aboard the Slappey has been nice since we came back to San Carlos. We are getting ready to finally head out of here soon, though, even if our destination is in flux due to the raging Sea of Cortez. Here are some shots of our travels; we particularly liked Mexico City, and plan to go back again soon.

Not something we've seen much of since coming to the cruising part of Mexico....tall buildings

Not something we’ve seen much of since coming to the cruising part of Mexico….tall buildings

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and beautiful buildings, though there have been a few of those down here

and beautiful buildings, though there have been a few of those down here

The great Museum of Archaeology, Chapultepec Park

The great Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park

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John liked it so much he went twice

John liked it so much he went twice

If the Frido Kahlo Museum is too crowded, you can always get into this one, in the same neighborhood

If the Frida Kahlo Museum is too crowded, you can always get into this one, in the same neighborhood

I assumed he was buried here, and sure enough....

I assumed he was buried here, and sure enough….

What doesn't show is the heavy fortification.... as it happened, not quite heavy enough

What doesn’t show is the heavy fortification…. as it happened, not quite heavy enough

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Avenida Reforma, on Sunday when it is pedestrian only

Avenida Reforma, on Sunday when it is pedestrian only

Still some of this about

Still some of this about; look at the pretty painted wall that used to be, though

Excellent Franz Mayer Museum on the Park Alameda

Excellent Franz Mayer Museum on the Park Alameda

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Independencia

Independencia

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Old and new, everywhere you look

Old and new, everywhere you look

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These last two show a gaggle of drooping wires we could have been decapitated with on our double-decker turibus trip

These last two show a gaggle of drooping wires we could have been decapitated with on our double-decker turibus trip

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We did not frequently have a clear, blue sky for a nice background

We did not frequently have a clear, blue sky for a nice background

Bellas Artes

Bellas Artes

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Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor

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There are 8.8 million people in Mexico City proper. We met most of them on the metro.

There are 8.8 million people in Mexico City proper. We met most of them on the metro.

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Free entertainment

Free entertainment

Still building pyramids centuries later

Still building pyramids centuries later

This is what Carlos Slim had built to house his art collection

This is what Carlos Slim had built to house his art collection

Our guest house, still in business after decades

Our guest house, still in business after decades

Our balcony

Our balcony

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It had no sign. You just had to know.

It had no sign. You just had to know.

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As I mentioned, John went to the archaeology museum twice

As I mentioned, John went to the anthropology museum twice

From the Castle atop Chapultepec Park, now a museum of Mexican History, once home to Emperor Maxmillian

From the Castle atop Chapultepec Park, now a museum of Mexican History, once home to Emperor Maximilian

Looking down from the Castle

Looking down from the Castle

Nice bathtub

Nice bathtub

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Another picture from the guest house; our restaurant room

Another picture from the guest house; our restaurant room

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From the Diego Rivera Mural Museum. there is only one large mural, but it keeps you busy

From the Diego Rivera Mural Museum. There is only one large mural, but it keeps you busy.

Tracksuit-clad school children were everywhere. Here, a puppet tells them about the mural.

Tracksuit-clad school children were everywhere. Here, a puppet tells them about the mural.

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Here starts the Museum of Popular Art, my favorite

Here starts the Museum of Popular Art, my favorite

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Another class comes to the museum

Another class comes to the museum

She wasn't a museum piece

She wasn’t a museum piece

Birds for sale at the Mercado in Queretaro

Birds for sale at the Mercado in Queretaro

Oh, the produce I could score up here

Oh, the produce I could score up here

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Queretaro and San Miguel are both beautiful Colonial-era cities; the only difference (camera-wise) is that San Miguel is hilly

Queretaro and San Miguel are both beautiful Colonial-era cities; the only difference (camera-wise) is that San Miguel is hilly

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A wedding on the square in San Miguel de Allende

A wedding on the square in San Miguel de Allende

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I never fail to steal a look into an open courtyard

I never fail to steal a look into an open courtyard

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Behind the door, a secret slide into school....so says my niece. Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro

Behind the door, a secret slide into school….so says my niece. Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro

An ancient pyramid right outside Queretaro

An ancient pyramid right outside Queretaro

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Quinceanera on the square in Queretaro

Quinceanera on the square in Queretaro

Statues are often huge in Mexico. This is Benito Juarez

Statues are often huge in Mexico. This is Benito Juarez.

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