Before we can register our car in Texas, we have to get a state vehicle inspection. I was told that this can be taken care of at any oil change place, but of course the first one that I went to did not provide this type of service. The helpful worker said that there were a few places nearby, and pointed us in the general direction.
We found the place with no problem (yes, we're navigating places without the GPS now), and decided to take a walk around the neighborhood during the 15-20 minutes the process would take. We looked a little out of place - Houston ain't really a walkin city :) A block away we stumbled upon Mercado Mexico (2206 Richmond Avenue), which features every imaginable shape and size of painted pottery imported from Guanajuato, Mexico.
I'm not exaggerating - platters, bowls, pots, urns, vases, bird baths, birds, squirrels, dogs, cats, monkeys, iguanas, you name it, it is in the yard or inside the house.
Our to-do list that day included finding a pot for a gardenia on our terrace, so luckily we were focused and escaped with only one purchase. Something tells me we will be back.