I appreciate this. It all makes for easy getting around. What's confusing are the bus routes themselves. In the US, a single bus travels along main roads and follows somewhat straight lines, in a systematic way, connecting major destinations to each other. In Queretaro, your likely to have two or three buses with different lettered or numbered names that travel along very similar routes, and the routes are nonsensical - they zig zag between main roads and side roads, turn on tiny side streets, go up, down, and in circles, and eventually go everywhere but still get you to where you need to be. It works, and maybe there is some logic to it, but its tough to find!
Eventually, it seems, each city bus makes its way to the central bus station. When traveling between cities, there are many different bus lines to choose from, all at ridiculously low costs. You get these buses at the central bus station in Queretaro, which looks more like an airport for buses than a bus station; there are security lines, separate terminals for different bus companies, hundreds of buses, and yes, even a large mall. You can buy a bus ticket to any city in the country, large or small, direct or indirect, first class or second class. First class direct buses are a little more expensive and are a lot like first class airplane seats - the seats recline, they have meal service (two hot dogs - salchichas - in a small plastic bag, without the bun, but with "salsita"), and a separate compartment to put your feet... It's all a little hard to explain.
Last weekend we traveled to Bernal to climb La Pena (with a squiggly over the n, but I still don't know how to type the Spanish accent marks), a large monolith (rock) like Devil's Tower in Wyoming.