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.


What I Saw Yesterday

Not a whole hell of a lot. One live deer and a number of dead ones. A bunch of dead coons and a also dead rooster pheasant. Also saw bunches of pro-life propaganda along the highway plus plenty signs for the McFailin team and not many people. Towns and businesses looked worn out in some ways. The high lite was the museum. I failed to mention yesterday this is located in Republic county and is very close to the Republican River. At one time there were over 3000 Pawnee living here until contact with the white man who introduced disease almost wiped them out. Literally saw nothing that warranted stopping or turning around for a picture. So bland out this way. Click on these and they become huge.

This is very interesting.
Very dark inside and the sacred bundle is shown hanging here and out of respect no direct photos were allowed.
The roofs were covered with clay and over a period of time were covered in grass.
Here you can see the main structural post holes.
One thing I learned was that many of the Plains Indians reached 6' plus and it was not unusual to hit 7'. No wonder the white boys were scared shitless of these guys initially.

Hope to get some pictures tomorrow and some decent food.


  1. Neat pics! Is the lead photo of "Massacre Canyon" mentioned in the photo of the text?

  2. Very interesting! I loved running around and exploring areas like your first picture. You are right doesn't look like there is much there but just curious why all the dead animals? It is too bad that it is a Republican area and the name of the river. I am really turned off by the word today!

  3. I am tired of seeing animals run over on all the roads around here too. I want a bumper sticker that says "I break for Life!" all life forms. I know sometimes it can't be avoided but it's just ridiculous the amount of roadkill around here. Just think if these animals were human! The outrage would be palpable but because they are "merely" animals, no one cares a fig.