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.


The Move Is Basically Over And The High Speed Is Up And Running

The move is for the most part over. Started at 7am and am sitting here making this post at 12:30. Still have a lot of shit to put away but it will take little to have an enjoyable evening. It may take weeks before all is organized because I'm a lazy fucker.

This is a view out of what is going to be the living room.

Walk out the back for 75 yards and this is the view down river.

This is the view up river and I know there is one waiting for One Fly's fly the only one he uses. Gonna get my ass in gear get some work done and head out there. It's just beautiful out.

In a week or so will go up to the old place to finish up but that should only take an hour or so. At this time I'm very happy and I know I will not miss the town and many of the people I used to live in.

Time to produce-later all.


  1. Congrats! Looks like a great location!

  2. Congratulations. I'm jealous. I haven't seen a river since I visited my husband's family in MT.

    What a score!
    What the HELL are you doing typing?
    Get out there and fish!!

    Lucky bastard!

  4. Well I went out for about an hour and let's just say they weren't willing. That's okay!

    Don't be too jealous Nunya as this place is on a flood plain.

    There is a bunch of work to do before winter but not tonight. I feel fortunate.

    Thanks!! tb

  5. does look like some beautiful scenery there