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.


Saturday Away From Home

Left on Friday to talk with the owner of the house I live in in person about the complications that have arisen concerning the purchase. This is very troublesome and do not know how this will turn out. If I have to leave this place my life will be dramatically turned upside down.

As it is we are both being affected by these sonsofbitches that have screwed our country as so many millions of others have as well. Understand I may be complaining but it's more of an observation because I've got it easy compared to others who have got screwed a hundred times worse than me. Bastards!

A couple things. Tony Snow passed away. Condolences to his family but don't make this man something he is not but they will.

Check out what Russ is posting. It's good stuff.

If you want some cheap entertainment here are two links to cars and music from the 60's the era I grew up in. Had these for awhile and am throwing them up here today because have not had time to keep up on the ongoing debauchery of the criminal low lifes.



The Arkansas and the Colorado are both still running high so no fishing on the way home 280 miles away. Have a fun weekend!!


  1. Wish you luck in your endevours.

    Your post are read every day.

    I allways hope that is a light at the end of a tunnel.

    Your life should not change if you fall . Just get up and continue your journey.

  2. Best of luck Bud!

    I must be out of the loop, didn't know Snowe kicked the bucket. I will do what I think is an appropriate response to that, nothing.

  3. You'll be in my thoughts, man. I think alot of us are doing some major juggling acts right now. . .

  4. Best of luck with the house. Sorry that this is happening to you. Hang in there :)

  5. Good luck with the house. Keep us posted.