This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Progress Now Roots Camp

Last weekend (12/1) for two full days I attended this event organized by ProgressNow. Met many like minded Progressive people and was impressed by each and every one. The staff was great. Here's Alan Franklin the IT manager. Bobby Clark the Deputy Director. Brittney Wilburn the Outreach Director and there are others. Another clip that aired on Fox 31 about bloggers and the upcoming DNC convention and the role ProgressNow will play.

I was impressed by the passion of all and their knowledge of the issues. ProgressNow is a player for sure and in the future will continue to make positive Progressive change in Colorado and beyond. I encourage everyone to participate whether it's with this group or another.

A few pictures