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.


For You Mustang Lovers

Massive numbers of these cars show up every year many tricked out way too much. Spent about ten minutes looking at them up close and snapped a few pictures as there was no time to play today as my bud and I are working on my abode.

I can appreciate these cars but if you've been here much you know I'm a

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I've had no time to look or learn much on the internets or at my friends places but I will be by soon. Thanks for stopping. OF


  1. Kick myself in the ass daily for selling my '66 Shelby Mustang, bought it for $2,000.00 in 1971 and sold it for $6,500.00 and thought at the time I did pretty good. It now sits in a garage in PA. and is worth about 90K. Thanks for the photos, like the inline six the most, just a great little engine that 250 six great low end torque and sips gas.

  2. I bet you have Russ. I wish I would have had more time to look these over. The early ones were so cool.

    And like you've been posting Ford is the smart guy on the block these days.

  3. You know I really believe that Ford is positioning itself to be the premier auto mfg. this guy Alan Mulally the CEO has rally unleashed some awesomely creative engineers and designers. I've worked for everybody now (big 3) I might have made the right decision to leave Toyota and go with Ford.

  4. I've always been a Chevy man myself.

    The only Fords I've ever liked were the old ones.

  5. Me too Ed and the only old one I want anything to do with is a 65 427 AC Cobra. Your decision is sound Russ as in the last few months Ford has proven they will continue to be a player.

  6. Wife had a '68 Mustang and has kicked herself for trading it in. When they came out with the latest model she just had to get one. Had a rather plain model for two years and she's in heaven.