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.


Once A Year

That time has rolled around once again and it seems time is going faster than ever before. When little One Fly was brought home to the middle of the cornfield there was a blizzard that lasted three days. One year short of six decades-yikes!!

Continue to be so lucky in that I still have my health and am able to do everything I've always been able to do. Shelled out 1400 smackers to the dentist and that's with insurance. 401k down close to 40% now. Not complaining as compared to millions I have it easy.

Soon I have to back away from this blog and the time spent on the internets. Spring is coming early this year so there's work related things I want to concentrate on as I still get satisfaction from that plus things need to be done to this place I live in.

Have made a commitement to myself that I will golf, fish and camp much more than in the last three years. It's a must do for myself while I'm still able. Too many I hear of wake up one morning and are very sick never to recover.

Will continue to blog but it will not be as much but will always put a new picture up daily as that's another thing I want to concentrate on is taking hopefully better pictures. I know I can always visit my fellow bloggers and get the real news and the rest of the story.

It's going to be close to 60 today-something ain't right.

Giv'em hell!


  1. I believe the anticipation of spring is equal if not better then the rreal thing.

  2. Get fixed the things that need fixing.

    Go and enjoy doing the things you enjoy doing, 'cause life's just way to short not to do the things we love. I will be putting in a garden this year, some thing I've wanted to get back to for all too many years.

    And once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy the day, my friend.

  3. Happy By g_d Birthday! Yer still a mere child.
    Hope you do go out and enjoy. I'm looking forward to lots of pics. . .

  4. Yes, my dear, by all means, go have some fun this spring :)

  5. 60 in Colorado this time of year that is not right! You take your time and go out and smell the roses. Have a ball and enjoy while you can! You never know!

  6. happy birthday one fly.

    as i was telling my oldest girl just before i was very very extravagent, if not now - when? this is the time that i've worked for all my life - if not now, when?
    she looked at me and said 'no fucking shit mom'. i did buy the good pots and pans instead of the usual cheap crap and i'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

    have fun fishing, camping, etc. enjoy your spring - tis our reward for getting through winter. i'll still be checking daily for new posts and, of course, your great eye candy.

  7. Happy Birthday!

    "Taking hopefully better pictures?" Shoot, if these are your pictures, you're doing fine already.

  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy the weather, and get to do all those things you enjoy this spring.

  9. Happy, Happy Hatchday!

    Hope you have a great one! Better yet, why stop at only one day...party the whole week!

  10. Thank you for the kind thoughts friends!