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.


Real Estate Market Here Is Colder Than The Temperature This Morning

Yea-3* this morning but at least the sun is out.

32 foreclosures compared to 13 a year ago

141 million in sales in March of 2007 which was a record

8 million in sales the week of 3/17 to 3/23 2008

14 million in sales the week of 4/17 to 4/23 2008

Today's real estate sales for the week of 3/25 to 3/31 is 1 million

This from the Vail valley our neighbors to the south. Sales tax down 16% compared to last year and up to 30% in some areas. Real estate transfer taxes down 67%.

All I can say is you're a bunch of greedy fuckers. Real estate agents and appraisers artificially inflating property values in such a way the prices of property here jumped so dramatically in such a short time there was no way in hell this could be sustained nor were these increases warranted in any way. Look what the hell we have now and that's the proof most of them were whores of the biggest magnitude.

I get tired of hearing the same old one liner. "Oh the market always comes back". Not this time you fucking crooks. You done did fucked yourself this time with your unethical practices you consider good business. The sellers are guilty as hell too with dollar signs rolling in their eyes like a slot machine at the thought of even more money for their property they knew full well was not worth that much.

Greedy unscrupulous sonsofbitches is what all of you are.


  1. yup, greed is what did it.

  2. Because of the greed that permeated the market for so long, values have tanked making it even harder for us honest folks to be able to refinance.

  3. Do you really expect developers,agents,etc to have a conscience or follow the laws when our courts, pols and most citizens have situational ethics issues when it comes to money? The problem lies not in the stars,my friend, but in ourselves. We all should reflect on our own attitudes when it comes to money!!

  4. From your descriptions, Vail sounds like it became a very elective real estate market - second homes, vacation homes, that sort of thing. There was bound to be a hefty drop in price. Real estate markets have been deflating around here in the Pacific NW, but not nearly as much.

  5. A while back there was a figure and I think this is correct that 64% of the homes here are lived in three months of the year.

    Prices may have dropped a wee bit but are still very high. Some construction projects have stopped.

    We'll see.