Since our rental car could not be taken into Mexico we crossed the border bridge on foot. Not a bad trek for a hot sunny day. As we were entering Mexico we could immediately see the vendors and smell the taquerias. The bright colors, the many vendors, & the smells were so familiar to me. This small border Mexican town is a tourist attraction and a haven for winter Texans. Just about anything you need from medicine to knock-offs can be found here. I guess in a way Mexico reminds me of China. Eager to please the westerners and ready to follow trends.
Most of the billboards and advertisement are in English and some even in Spanglish.
Musicians can be found wondering the streets looking for a gig. They love to serenade people and some have the most beautiful voices. Their skills and music is mostly folkloric. It’s wonderful to hear and a great way to make a living.
Parking can be a little chaotic. Often times there is a man or a young boy directing you to park in certain locations for a nominal fee. Thankfully we visited in the middle of the day to avoid the big crowds and traffic jams.
I was a little disappointing that the Mechanical Bull was closed for the day. Chucks, these would have been good pictures. Not to mention it would have been so much fun for my husband to try his hand at it. Yeehaw!!
Down a long narrow hall way and off to the side a bit, we saw a Dr.’s office tucked away.
The kids love the pinatas and the fun they bring to a celebration.
Maybe these should be rated R. Not sure why anyone would want to make a pinata like this as I have never head that pinatas were for adults. Hmmm…
These guys were a riot and having a great time. In Mexico you are allowed to purchase beer or drinks and walk down the streets. These guys were showing me how it was done. Fun!
…. and the coldest building in Las Flores! I shopped slowly, very very slowly. Ha!
This is part of the boarder fence found along the international bridge between Texas and Mexico. So many people are eager to cross to the states, to the land of the free, to prosperity only to encounter a more difficult life. The risks the people take and the lives that have been lost have been for prosperity and for a better life. Such a controversial subject and a sad one at that.