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.



Generally there are no problems with making decisions. Exception is what to do with these next few days. Inclined to drive west and south and see what happens. I need pictures and have taken none lately. White is boring.

Entering this new year with a sense of forebode when most have an upbeat attitude and I do have positive feelings but overall '09 is going to be nasty.

Greetings of optimism for the year have added meaning.

Happy New Year to all and thanks for visiting! More importantly may this coming year be a good one for you and your family and our country.


  1. Have a happy New Year. There's plenty of color down here in New Mexico, but you know White Sands can be spectacular.

  2. Looking around the neighborhood! Happy New Year and beautiful picture. You live in a beautiful part of the country where an hour or two in any direction there are gorgeous scenes.
    2009 is going to be bad but we will get through it somehow. It drives me crazy bud but most do not have a clue. The shit with Gaza, our collapse, no coincidence but a plan and the timing of all this is no coincidence!Obama has been se3 up for failure so the right csn get back in and finish us off!