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 We Brought Back

The post below this is incorrect. This is a 1945 model CJ2A the 365th made it that year. It's rough but after all it is 64 years old. This originally had a column shifter but that was removed. It does turn over and I think the motor will be running by Monday. These early model Jeeps are sought after by many. It was a fun ride with a friend I have much in common with and I ate well.


  1. a street legal ATV. You're gonna have lots of fun fixing it up I'll bet. can you report the progress here along the way. I'm soooo jealous.

  2. Actually Russ I have nothing to do with this. My friend plans on getting it running and repairing the brakes and lights. He may turn it over quickly I'm not sure. With these repairs it will be worth more than he paid even with the the cost of the work done.

  3. Something well worth the work it takes to fix it up.

  4. A friend has one of roughly that vintage, all fixed up and painted properly. On Memorial Day he has a featured spot in the town parade, driving for several of the older veterans.

  5. Well men-FYI it does run and the motor seems to be fairly sound. Not sure yet whether this is the original motor or not. The front and rear differentials were manufactured in '43.

    The front end steering and axle hubs have been gone through but it will be a frame off project for whoever ends up with this.