1. Those are indeed socks under their flip-flops.
2. That flashing light on their rental Kia? That’s called a “turn signal.”
3. They’re going the speed limit, or some semblance thereof.
4. They notice the cacti, and sometimes even take pictures in front of them.
5. They pronounce it wrong — whatever it is. Street, food, library… Mexican Spanish doesn’t have a twang.