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.


Sunday Ride to Salida

Never really get tired of seeing views like this all the time.

Did see the Goodman's speak and glad I went. This was organised by KHEN in Salida a listener supported station.

Then on to BACKROADS where you can get one of


A shredded chicken burrito with this green chili I like a lot. It was so good.

has a historic downtown along with many period houses that have been restored.

Doesn't look like much but this is where one can get one of


The best $2.55 chocolate malt anywhere.

It was a good day but there was no fishing for several reasons. Have had the last three days off and don't want to go to work. I'm tired of working. As it is I gotta work like a sonofabitch to sit on my ass as much as I do.


  1. Looks like a place that I would like to visit.

  2. The chance to see Amy Goodman speak would have been worth the trip in itself, but to drive through Colorado AND to have some chili verde, the likes of which seem only available in CO and NM - nothing short of awesome.

  3. A simple pleasure Bob. Backroads is still open but don't get up there much these days. Theirs tends to be on the lighter side but with a real green chilli taste and pork just short of being chicarrones. I find a lot of the green chilli to be a disappointment but what do I know. Looking forward to having my grill back. It's not hard to make green chilli and actually have it taste like green chilli.