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.


Not Mine

A couple years ago this picture was taken at a friends place where a pair of eagles nest. This man had plenty of dollars invested and must of had one hell of a telephoto to get this as the nest is around a 100' in the air.

I asked back then when I saw this if I could have a copy and the answer was no and that just fine. Now this is faded and old I took a picture of it because it's a fantastic photo plus there is a little one there too if you click on it.


  1. Beautiful photo. I hope to see these and some of their cousins at the coast in the next 48hrs. Can you enjoy the sea spray and the osprey at the same time? I'll find out again. Short term escapes.

  2. The eagels still have problems with staying on the correct side of extinction..which really jerks my chain.

  3. Even if it is faded, it's still a great picture.

  4. Always great pictures posted here.