The temperature and humidity here have dipped a bit and it is much more comfortable walking around all of a sudden. Seeing as how we weren’t instantly turned into sweat bombs, we were able to enjoy the walk today over to El Mercado, a Mexican market just west of downtown. There were stalls upon stalls of Mexican crafts, t-shirts, souvenirs, and cowboy and sombreros in every color and size you can imagine. We even found one that was just right for Buddy!
There were also a number of a food carts and stalls, and decided to take in an early lunch in order to sample the homemade and authentic food. We tried a Beef Fajita, which was wrapped in an absolutely divine homemade tortilla, and a Pork Gordita, which had a very flavorful pork filling and a delightfully soft and chewy, lightly fried gordita shell. We asked for each to have “everything” which meant fresh lettuce, tomatoes, grated cheese, and a smear of fresh guacamole. Delicious.
We also thoroughly enjoyed a cup of roasted corn, with the addition of butter, salt, and parmesan cheese. All the wonderful tastes of the best corn on the cob, but the convenience of being able to eat it with a spoon. No picture though – envision corn kernels in a styrofoam cup. We enjoyed walking through Market Square, and then headed down to further explore the RiverWalk. The weather was just perfect to spend a few hours walking and exploring more of the area.