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.


Winter Is Tough On Animals

Sixteen elk were killed early this morning in a traffic accident in the foothills west of Denver.

State wildlife officials say more than a dozen elk have died since Sunday after falling through the ice at Paonia Reservoir in Gunnison County.

Just hate to see this and hope the ones killed by vehicles can be butchered for those in need.


  1. It breaks my heart too. Urbanites move farther out into the countryside and this crap happens all too often, the traffic accident thing. :(

  2. Sixteen elk? I have a pretty good imagination, and I can't even imagine how this is possible. What on earth did they hit those animals with? A semi?

    Anyway, it sounds like they need an elk tunnel or something.

  3. The article said a semi and two cars Cujo. If there were very many which appears to be the case 16 is not unusual.

    I've hit one deer or I should say it hit me and that totaled out the car.

    I do not-repeat do not want to encounter an elk the same way but have had many close call with them. Only because I pay close attention was I able to avoid. More elk when it's dark. The deerski I hammered happened on a summer afternoon.

  4. That I can imagine, One Fly. Elk are big critters. I'd think one would be enough to total just about any passenger vehicle smaller than a bus.

    Finally noted that sentence at the bottom of the article that said how many vehicles were involved. It's still hard to believe, but if visibility were bad enough, I suppose it's understandable.