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.


Bones From Yesterday

Yea even an old dog gets a bone now and then. I do not fancy myself a photographer or a movie maker of any sorts. I enjoy it a bunch trying to take pictures that are interesting to me and videos that are different as well something not seen else where. It's just fun.

All this stuff was done yesterday in one area. Click on the flower pictures as the clarity is amazing.

I must have columbine myelitis as I do not tire of these flowers and enjoy seeing them in places like this so that is the reason for the video.

This creek is still roaring from runoff. The reason for this video is the intensity of the water and the fact most of the trees are gone having been removed because of beetle kill. Last year the houses would not have been able to be seen. I like the one at the very end.

On a sad note last Saturday a women lost her life in this creek above here. Also on the same day in Wyoming another local lost his life as well in fast and dangerous water in a canoe.

This because you'll not see this anywhere else.

Click on these and take a good look and maybe try one for a screen saver for a day or so. The centaurea/mountain bluet in the first picture have been battered by rain and some hail. This is my favorite color of blue.


  1. nice way to start the day, beautiful. We are just beginning to see some betle kill here in the Adirondacks and Vermont. DEC is going to introduce a larvae that has it's way with the beetles. Hope it works as I was noticing yeaterday that areas that have been forested since I was a kid now have just dead trunks sticking up towards the sky on many mountainsides and it looks to be sectional as only certain areas high up are effected. And remember, the secret to a successful golf swing is to swing as hard as you physically can and gtip that club like it is the only one you have. Just a tip, ha ha ha!

  2. Wow, those are some beautiful wildflowers!

    How long before the creek slows down to where it's more fishable?

  3. Man, you are a photographer to me, those were great and the flowers were gorgeous even the ones in your first picture but I agree with you. The Blue ones are my favorite!

  4. Something about that blue for sure. in 10-14 days there should be some improvement GE because I plan on fishing this a bunch. The body of this women needs to be recovered and it can't be done till the water goes down.

    Had shorts on for the first time in about two weeks and hit a few yesterday. Have been swinging hard Russ and it seems to be working. Maybe cause I'm keeping my head down.

    It rained again today-that's all it does is rain.

  5. Loved the video; the flowers look like angels wearing parachutes with their wings...........

    Great photos