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.


These Guys Are Still Flying Fast

A while back an acquaintance was having breakfast with two elderly couples. When I left the restaurant one of these men and his wife were leaving. He was well dressed a bit stooped over with jet black hair. He got in a bright red Monte Carlo SS. I immediately had a hunch.

Here is a picture of a life long family friend who came to my Father's funeral and this Corvette is the ride he prefers at this time. A WWII pilot and at 88 he's still flying fast. After his kids graduated Jerry has a long history of driving some of the fastest cars Chevrolet has made.

As for the hunch it turned out to be correct. The man with the Monte Carlo was a pilot in WWII and drives fast Chevy's.

I am curious if any of you happen to know of similar stories as I get a big kick out of stuff like this.


  1. Oh what a gorgeous airplane!
    I can't read the photographer's name! Please post his name so I can get a copy? Please?

  2. His name is Mirko Bleuer. When I get home I will post the link to that site as I don't have it here.tb

  3. jeg- this is the address

    Under photagraphers find Mirko Bleuer. He has maybe 20 vintage airplane pictures scattered through out his pages. Some are more impressive than what's on top of the page today

  4. Thanks. You have great taste in photographs. BTW, what do you drive?

  5. Thanks-like to use mine most of the time but these from Mirko are so cool. He and I are probably distantly related.

    A 2000 Suby Forester with 145K.
    Have had great luck with these cars plus they get around 30mpg.
    What about you?

  6. I found a '99 300SC Lex on the net w/46K on the 'net a bit over 3 years ago and got it for 16 and change. 67K now and only oil, tranny flush, tires and battery. Even starts in Iowa winters. I'm sold on the 6 cyl. Very solid engine. I'd love to put a blower on it, but SS won't cover things like that.