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.



Like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and if you are travelling a safe journey and fun times with your families and friends.

I am thankful for what I have and understand I am one of the lucky ones in these times.

I am headed up to Cheneyland (Wyoming) a visit long overdue. My favorite aunt lives there with her family and I always get treated sooo nice it will be fun plus I'll get fed so much better than I can feed myself. It's about 300 miles away and maybe I can get some good pictures. Then slide down to the front range to visit some friends there. Doing it now because when it finally starts snowing these trips are not that much fun.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend.

  2. hope you had a nice Thanksgiving too! Did you get to Cheyenne? Curt Gowdy National Park? Vee-da-Voo? Gorgeous area I envy you!

  3. i hope you have a great holiday with your family my friend.......