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.


Round And Round We Went

Let's see there are moose,bears,coyotes,mountain lions,elk,deer,porcupines,squirrels,chipmunks,marmots and fox around at different times. In almost 17 years we do not recall seeing as much as a cottontail let alone a damn jack rabbit and that is exactly what this guy had here. This wabbit ventured into
parts unknown and got hammered. It was a Mexican standoff and at times these fox want some thing you have and generally it's your golf ball. They come very close to you if they want it bad enough.


  1. Gutsy little fucker!
    Musta been starving.

  2. what long legs he has! beautiful creature.

  3. I've always pulled for the coyote in the roadrunner cartoons. And the few times I've heard him in the wild were a treat. They're tough, enterprising critters and if condemned for eating the odd pet, well, maybe folks should take better care of their pets.
    What is that beautiful flower in today's pic, and where can I get some seed?

  4. Jeg- I haven't forgotten you but have no way to contact you. In my profile I have enabled my e-mail address. Get a hold of me.

    This flower is a centaurea and that picture was taken two years ago tommorrow. As of yesterday they were not in bloom and by Monday they will probably be gone. I will do my best to get you seeds from the colubines and this as well. I would like some of your columbine seeds although don't think they'd grow this year as it's too warm and the sun too intense now. I am not a gardener.