We drove back into town in time to do a little shopping (nice little shops do tend to come hand in hand with artists) and it’s a good thing to. We hadn’t even got back to our hotel when it started to pour! And I mean pour - Thunder, lightning, hail, flash flooding. Very exciting, especially for Keara and me who decided to go shopping anyway. And we got to glimpse the cathedral lit up by the setting sun from under the dark cloud cover.
North-east of Mexico City there is a town, that despite its popularity with Americans (artists mostly) is sometimes hard to find on a map. It's called San Miguel de Allende (pronounced: Ayenday). This is where we finally got lucky with hot springs! Third time’s a charm. Thank goodness for us bloggers because it seems there’s no other way of finding, let alone knowing about some of these places. While everybody here has a cell phone, websites are not so commonplace. A lot of the information I can find is from other bloggers. Cross-referencing what I could find online with our GPS (which is to be sainted upon our return) we found a small thermal water park just outside of town, called Xote (your guess is as good as mine as to how to pronounce it.) There was a large pool and a kiddy pool fed by thermal waters and a few slides and nino area that were warm enough to easily get into. And no line ups for anything. The best slide was a 'tobogan’ slide next to which we set up our picnic area.