It's a little after 4 in the afternoon, so since this is one of the longest days of the year from sunup to sundown, the sun is still high in the sky. Yet I'm perfectly comfortable in the shade provided by the large building where some of Waco's most popular dining destinations reside — Ninfa's, Gratziano's, Diamond Backs, Olive Branch, Cricket's and now Oso's Oh So Good Yogurt.
Location isn't the only thing that sets apart Oso's from Waco's growing froyo contingent, but it's a good start. This part of town is pretty. It has lots of trees and grass and, of course, a river with a suspension bridge over it. This part of town is also lively. There's Mexican food and Asian food and just about anything you would want for breakfast lunch or dinner. And then there's nightlife too.
I played golf on Wednesday afternoon with a gentleman who graduated from Baylor in 1958. He spoke of how active downtown Waco was back then. I have to say, even though the movie theaters have long since gone, it's still a pretty fun area to hang out.
And Oso's definitely has a role in that atmosphere. Dessert. Duh.
Not just dessert for dessert's sake either. Try finding a healthier option that tastes so good. As I sit here, my nonfat yogurt has mangos and strawberries on it. Fruit for Pete's sake. Okay, it also has about 6 ounces of peanut butter cup on it too. Peanut butter and chocolate taste good. So sue me.
Anyway, I've found a shaded spot to work a while this afternoon and it probably helps that I ate several ounces of frozen yogurt. So I'm beating the heat. Take that 100-degree summer.