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.


Grab One

These even surprise the guy who took them as to how pretty and vibrant they are. The last few days of flower pictures have got to be the best ever captured for me and I don't have a clue why that would be but heading down to the river just now and the sun is out-yes!!

Remember to click on the picture to hugen up and these can be saved unlike the one at the top.


  1. Out here in the desert/mountains, even the weeds are wonderfully colorful...

  2. Great pics! What's yr equipment? What time of day?

  3. Pentax Optio W60

    Pretty early for most of these- when the sun rises a bit over the mountain.

    Set on the flower setting and on Macro unless it's closer then there's another setting.

    It's fun and I get a kick out of it.

    Used to say I fish better than I golf and not sure about that any more and right now think I take pictures better than the other two.

    Putting this close up video of this type of spider that's common here that jumps and is aggressive that I did this morning.

    So much for politics and nutters this time of year.

    Thanks for stopping by Mont.

    Thank's for stopping by.

  4. Will you please id the flower in pic "62309.026.jpg? I'd sure like some of those in my garden!

  5. That flower is called "blue flax" jeg and can be found at Beauty Beyond Belief.