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.


64 Years Ago Today It Was D-Day

A comment on the post below brought up an anniversary date that seems to have gone unnoticed. If it had not been for that comment it would have slipped by. I perused a number of places and found nothing. So thanks to jeg43 there will be some acknowledgment here of this important date in the history of this country and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

jeg43 writes
I think it would be fitting to post a few lines about the huge number of Americans AND others who put their asses on the line on June 6th many years ago along and on the coast of France to preserve the freedoms this country used to cherish. Their numbers are shrinking at an awful rate and they deserve all the thanks we can offer. And the ones who are no longer with us deserve to be remembered.

How many times have we seen the same clips of footage taken of landing craft taking incoming fire or the the beach scenes with men being hit and falling never to get up again. Saving Private Ryan gave an accurate picture in my opinion of what it was like that day. Maybe you've seen the interviews done with those who were there and went back. These men had balls the size of Babe the Blue Ox to do what they did 64 years ago. So many died for our country that bloody day in France in 1944. Thank you to all that survive and to those who gave their lives for us who are here today made possible by your sacrifice.

Cross posted @ Ornery Bastard


  1. Thank you, sir.

  2. I forgot about it, too, until I read some e-mail today. It's something we shouldn't forget, for all the reasons you mentioned.

  3. Boy Howdy! Today's pic is a beauty! That about as far "Outta the Cornfield" as one might get!

  4. This picture is not mine but a friend recently returned from Costa Rica. Scrambling for new photos but it's been hard because it's been overcast so much.