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.


Forgetting The Bad Shit

Fished both days this weekend and had a blast. Caught a lot of fish for the first time this year in surroundings that allow one to easily forget what else may be happening else where. I like that when it happens. Yesterday golfed and struck the ball so well there was some pleasure in that too. Not too much posting as it's over due with the great weather for some heavy screwing off. May you be getting some of the same in too.


  1. Hurricane Dolly is heading my direction. Hopefully we'll just get some much needed rain. Need to take some time off myself and go fishing down at the tank and see if the bass are still there!


  2. Do it! So dry here and am looking forward to your upcoming post on where the hell these detention centers are located. Heard about this for some time and will look at your archives for more info. Two questions is this for real and was it 5mil body bags that was mentioned?? Thanks for visiting!.

  3. Beautiful fish!
    Good on you!

  4. Thanks Jeg-got lucky as it's hard for one person doing both. You would not believe how many columbines are up there. It's one of my favotite places. Some of these fish were huge for this size stream.