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.


Road Trip - I'm Outta Here

Long overdue and want to get to the Pawnee Indian Museum before they close located northern middle of the state of bum fuck Kansas today. Guessing it must be 650 anyway maybe more. Need to get out of here by 4 anyway. Was there before but was so sick I want to see it again.

Across Misery to the very tip of southeast Iowa. It's different there compared to the part of the cornfield I come from let me tell ya. Want to drive along the Mississippi River up to the northeast part of the state and visit once again Effigy Mounds National Monument. The western most site of the Mound Builders. (That statement is incorrect as there are more to the west and north) Want to see the old part of some of the smaller towns along the way because old buildings and houses along rivers particularly a river like this must hold some adventure and interesting things. Then back to what was once home for a few days. I think it may be a long time before I return to this place again.

Anyway that's the plan if there is one. Hope for color on the trees and to come away with some good pictures. I wish I didn't have to go through Denver but there's no choice.

And away we go.


  1. Have a nice and safe trip! Funny, I am part Indian and have never I believe heard of the mound builders. Interesting!

  2. Kansass ain't that great nunya but I knew that.

    Well Jim you learned something here that's something anyway. When whites began moving inland they marveled at the massive size of some of these mounds and then made the determination that the local Native Americans could not be responsible in any way. That was part of the reason for extermination.