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.



Update 4/24 - this turned out so well there's no need to have it covered plus his sight tests at 20/25. Doesn't get much better than that!!

A friend of mine had a cornea transplant yesterday. They replaced the covering for lack of proper term today. The eye was uncovered for less than ten seconds and he could see the doctor. He'll know more today when they evaluate his sight but it looks good. That makes me happy because his quality of life will improve greatly. Good old Amerika-no insurance so it cost over 9K to get this done but he may be able to see and that in itself is way too cool so all in all it's okay.


  1. Can't put a price on that.
    I was trying to figure out what the hell was on the back off that trakter.Thatsa pretty good sized picture and I'm still havin trouble.
    Yer friend is going to enjoy seeing. Ya can't much do better'n that after you have been able to do that and then have it taken away.

  2. It's a blade for grading that's angled so it doesn't catch the sides.

    I'll see my bud this evening and will get a better report.