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.


Gonna Stink It Up Today

Yup that's correct- going golfing. Not here that's for damn sure. Even if it weren't white all over and not 16* it's time. Have not swung a club since late last fall plus readily admit to being a shitty golfer there will be many chunks for sure. If I could play bogey golf that would be an accomplishment and hope to at least get a couple anyway meaning par.

Wearing a new pair of slacks with pleats (oh my) as there is a dress code for sure. One has to be proper you know but the temp should reach 60 with the sun out so as soon as I can we get the shorts on. Can't wait. I'll report the impending shitty results when I get back. This will be fun and I need fun. On the way down will get a good look at the Colorado River as I plan on fishing there for a while tomorrow to see if I can get a couple (fish) there as well. As it stands neither has been had this year making both way behind schedule. I just hope I can hit the fucking ball so I don't look like 85% of the other hacks out there playing this game.

Are as expected-pretty shitty. Think three pars were had all up and downs including a chip in. Came very close to two other chip ins as well. Did get shorts on but it was chilly when the wind came up and that made things much harder. Just can't hit the ball very far any more and since I'm cheap will not allow the purchase of a state of the art driver that would make a big difference. The technology in these new clubs does work. Had a great time with two friends and the game will get better. Suppose it would help if I gave a shit. Drove the river road and the Colorado is fishable so plan on doing that tomorrow.


  1. Hope you have a BUNCH of pars. Another great photo! What's the story on the six-toed foot prints? Or are they not foot prints?

  2. Unsure about those but will look into it.