We were going to go eat and visit Tequisquipan as well, but with paella waiting for us back at the house, we returned directly to Queretaro around 4:00pm. Susie and I both napped along the way. Pausing at the house for several hours to write e-mails and edit pictures, I was so impressed at what Tina had prepared. Accustomed to catering for large crowds, she had made enough paella to feed a dozen people. And we were too full to eat then, so it wasn’t until after touring the Zona Historico of Queretaro that we returned with appetites to a late meal.
While trying to find a parking space in the Centro, Mauricio was cited for obstructing traffic, and had to pay the fine in order to get our license plate back. Meanwhile, accompanied by Tina, we enjoyed the free music and dancing for the over 60’s crowd in one of the plazas, and just walked around taking in the ambiance of this clean and orderly city. One more pass past the illuminated aqueduct, and we came home to paella and rest. We discussed routes and options, and finally decided to skip San Miguel de Allende and just go direct to Guanajuato the following day.