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.


Observations For Whatever It's Worth

There are many political signs up. Do not think there was one for Obama all across Kansas and it was two thirds of the way across Misery before I saw the first one. The farther north the more Obama. Overall 3-1 the McFailin team.

Western Kansas and particularly Missouri very big on Halloween decorations. So many and a number that that were done so well. There's a bunch of kids going to get the shit scared out of them soon I think.

Still a lot of road kill but not many deer. Possums started showing up in Missouri.

Went to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. It was fun. The video was taken there. Went close by to a casino for a couple minutes and left with 25 more than what I walked in with. It was a good day!


  1. uh yeah, last time I checked bat rays were saltwater fish. are most of the aquariums salt water?

  2. These two rays were by themselves so it must have been a saltwater tank.

    The rest were definatly fresh.

  3. NMRMA has aquariums representing the whole river--from headwaters to Gulf of Mexico, hence salt water tank