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.


The Canyon & Wupatki

It seems like a long day. The video was done about 10:30 this morning. Quite a few people around and most were not speaking English. Pretty much point and shoot here and you're going to come away with something half assed decent. One thing for certain you do a header off of these cliffs you ain't coming back.

Tomorrow blast down I40 a bit into New Mexico and go up to Chaco Canyon. Won't be able to stay near as long as I want but want to get some of these ruins digitally. These things are massive. Then north to the San Luis valley east over La Veta pass and spend Monday at the ranch visiting my brother.

The video was uploaded to play in high quality and it was but I see it only plays normal like which isn't too good. Sorry bout that.

Here are some of Wupatki and I forgot to put one in of the ball court.


  1. The video ain't that bad One Fly. Sure is a long way to the bottom.

    Those ruins are something else. That's a lot of flat rocks that got stacked up.

  2. WOW! Good stuff!
    One thing grabbed my attention - the top of all that rock is very near perfectly level. Ocean bottom originally? Gives me a mind-boggling glimpse of the passage of time.
    Did you deliberately set out to put the camera at the level of the ground across the canyon? Very cool results!

  3. Gorgeous Bud! Having a ball, great! One of my sons is at White Sands New Mexico. Sounds pretty interesting around there!

  4. Great pictures and video. Chaco canyon is a really nice place to visit. Looking forward to your pictures.

  5. Beautiful pictures.
    I am so happy you have not had any fucking car trouble and are just cruising around having a good time dude.

    God Bless ya and put the pedal down.
    Have a good time at yer brothers, seriously, and get home safe.

  6. thanks for the pics. hope your enjoying yourself.

  7. Thanks guys and yes Busted I do have an issue with the car. I'm leaving here soon but should be able to make it. And yes Jeg I get doun on my hands and knees and stomach too if needed.

  8. Wow! Fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing. It's nice to hear that you are enjoying your long awaited road trip. These adventures are good for the soul.