Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hell On Wheels

We don't actually believe this is true, but Querétaro is said to have 365 churches. (We don't believe it because the same is said about Puebla and Cholula; Salvador Bajia, Brazil; and Ohrid, Macedonia. Someone just thinks it sounds cool.) But whatever the exact number, Querétaro's got a lotta freakin' churches. - close to a dozen visible just from our rooftop. So we're not entirely sure who the "John Paul II Mobile Chapel" is intended to serve, but - to mix our religious metaphors - if Mohammad can't be bothered to walk 100 yards to the mountain, the mountain will now drive to Mohammad. We'd give anything to hear what the horn sounds like.



















Now for the graceful segue: the name-the-kitty contest has ended, with our friend Alejandra taking top honors with "Juan Pablo." We believe she meant to name him after Mexico's favorite pope, but we're taking it to mean the one the KGB killed. Because Alejandra circumvented the rules by entering, not online, but over drinks in Plaza de Armas, she is, of course, ineligible for the prize...so the flat-screen TV will remain here at Burro Hall for the time being.

3 comments:

s said...

you sure it's not an ice cream truck run by a bunch of nuns?.....

Anonymous said...

What happened to the rule "one syllable"??? Obviously, you sold out for the price of a drink!


M

Burro Hall said...

s - Pretty sure. But that's as good a one-line description of Querétaro as I've heard.

M - Duh.