4/16/17
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.

10/20/08

Nauvoo

I'm in Nauvoo this morning the city the Mormans established before relocating to Salt Lake. This is where the church split over polygamy. Much has been rebuilt on the original sites with the original furnishings. I will put some pictures up later but it is overcast and cool. The short video below shows the widest part of the Mississippi just above the lock in Keokuk,Iowa. I will not sign any books and if I do will use your names so you get the visit not me. Animosity from these times has never been forgiven. This town is slowly turning into what it once was. The temple has been rebuilt exactly the way it was in the early 1800's. Later.

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  1. Man you're getting around! I was there! You wouldn't know this but I was a Mormon for a while and drove from Cheyenne to Salt Lake for a week end thing at the Tabernacle. Love the Stat and SLC is like a giant Fort. Have a ball!

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