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.


Yesterday 6PM

This is what it looked like out my window-will spring ever arrive??


  1. It's a great photo. The ruins are on the San Juan river in southern Utah.

  2. No snow now here in east central Iowa but we had plenty this year. I have to comment on your lead picture -
    I've had several day dreams lately about having a place very similar to those cliff dwellings. . .where my back is covered, dry and vertically secure and a good field of fire and difficult access and ample storage room and water fairly close at hand. . . and it makes me sad that the builders abandoned such a place. And it makes me angry that I have to even wish that I had a place with those features in my country, the United States.

  3. Jeg- have you ever been to any of these ruins?

  4. No, sir. Just pics, and a little reading over the years.
    I'd like to see some of them but I'm afraid it would be depressing.

  5. Understood although it's also to many inspirational so don't rule out a visit.

  6. I hear that. I won't pass it up. I'm sure it would be worth it.