Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday 31st January 2011… a day trip!!

We decided to take a trip to Queretaro ( sorry for getting the spelling wrong in previous pots) to see the city and also go shopping to Costco….

On the way out of town the van started acting up the interior lights kept flashing and the door ajar sign on the dash was flashing and a beeping sound was sounding….I thought that maybe there was a loose connection from the battery when the transmission work was done so we turned around and drove to the  repair shop where the van was in last week.  The owner, Saul, was really good and he took us out on a test drive and sure enough all the symptoms returned so we came back to the shop and he hooked up some sort of electrical tester and away on another test drive where he determined that the passenger side front door was showing not closed so back to the shop where Saul replaced a small screw on the door where the connection into the chassis is made and the problem fixed.  He would not charge me anything so he did get a good tip ( I think I am getting a reputation in SMA for being the best tipper!!!).

So we were on are way again it was a beautiful hot and sunny day and we first made a stop in Queretaro at a Wal-Mart store where we bought a few things but really everything there we could buy for the same price in the local Bodega store which is a subsidiary of Wal-Mart anyway.

We then decided to leave the van in the safe and secure parking lot and took a cab to the central plaza where Sara went on her own little shopping spree and I sat in the Jardin and had lunch.  We then took this trolley

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on a one hour tour of downtown and these are some of the sights on the trip….

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This is one of the world’s largest aqueduct with 74 arches and almost 5 km long, very impressive!!

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It was a good tour and a great way to get the feel for a new city we then caught a cab back to the van and drove the one block to…

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We were both interested to see a Costco in Mexico

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I was not really impressed the store was not very busy and the prices were much higher than both Canada and USA but glad we had the experience and we did stock up on a few things…

The drive back was easy and we got back home just before 7pm…..another good day and goodbye to January…where did the time go??

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