Destination Independencia | Day 328 of my 2023 Journal


A wonderful day of friends, adventure, food, history, and art.

We went out for lunch with our friends in Queretaro, shared the walk and the meal and the laughs, and later, I walked with Storm and Silke through the city, as the pace we moved at pushed us to make sure we saw some of the museums of this city before it was too late.

The contemporary art museum had some beautiful pieces outside and some very strange pieces inside. More contemporary than seriously moving us.

The walk through the city was beautiful in the last light. We saw our first tortillaria.

We saw the colorful houses; we visited a rarity shop where I took many photos for the Coca-Cola post and educated my children on old technology of CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and the outstanding VHS. We felt the backpack life educating us not to buy anything, not to need anything, to enjoy the pure existence of all these treasures. We can appreciate them without owning them.

We moved fast to a certain museum with a collection of insects. I had put my GPS wrong to another museum and instead visited an old upper-class house, wandered around the exhibition of how the people of the New World arranged themselves in Mexico about a hundred years ago, trying to understand the details of the legend behind the family there, and spending a lot of time in front of a visual of the entire history of the world displayed on the wall. I will share the link at the end of this post. It is awesome. Online, it is interesting; in real life, displayed over an entire wall, it is just amazing.

We walked to the roof to enjoy the sunset before we headed back through the center of Queretaro. Visited a church and enjoyed the city life.

Destination Independence is - I suppose - a tourist tour around the city, but I liked the sight of the bus to underline my core values. The sight of it made me happy, hence the title of this post. This is the destination: Independence. It is also the vehicle: Independence. Freedom. Freedom first. 

With love


Cecilie Conrad

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