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.


Where I Might Live

Update-redid the video that was on here and this isn't much better. There will be another taken from a different vantage point that I will put up when I get home. Have 300 to do so I'm outta here soon. Weather isn't all that good and hope to at least fish for a little while on the way back.

Since I arrived Friday afternoon it's been windy. Have not been doing any video because my desktop picture program is corrupt when it comes to manipulating videos. I'm at the ranch and am using the laptop. Told Busted I was going to put something up plus wanted to try this new camera. This is dark and poorly done and maybe early tomorrow before I leave if the wind isn't howling I'll get something better up.

Turn the sound down on these because there is so much wind
noise . These are not very good but wanted to show some friends
the ranch. It's not really a ranch but it was at one time. The name
is actually Bender West. We saved this old house and it was over
five years of hard work and improvements continue.

This is taken from the back of our property. The two mountains
are the Spanish Peaks.

The mountain range in this are the Sangre de Christo's. On the
other side is the San Luis valley where the Great Sand Dunes
National Monument is located along with many UFO sightings
and cattle mutulations.