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.


Friends With Wings

Enjoy very much watching these birds. Some people don't like them and in certain places and times they can be a nuisance but I don't find that to be the case here.


  1. What I found interesting is I went on to the grounds of Augusta several years ago with a friend, his employer was head of security and he gave us a short tour of the place. Although John Deere is the official turf equipment supplier, they use on Toro equipment for the majority of their work. Just thought you'd like to know.

  2. What Deere does Russ is make offers that can't be refused because they want to get their equipment out there and it's not because their stuff is bad.

    There are only three players in this and that's Toro-Deere and Jake and depending what part of the country you're in depends somewhat on what you see used. All I can say the south does things different and that's being nice and are inclined to Jake. Courses where there is a bid or lease process Deere always wins and that is not for the best. Overall Toro is the best overall and I prefer them but I've had stuff from the guys that has and still continues to perform very well for years.

    Composting just grass does not work. There is no one that does it or has tried that I have heard of.

  3. I hate crows. They chase off the hawk which feeds on the squirrels, then they fight with the squirrels (loudly) over cheetos or chips that the kids around here drop. I swear they eat super-glue and shit it out on my car.

  4. Your crows could be mutating as well. City crows have bad flying habits too. Bottom line it's those damn squirrels at the root of the problem.

    Would you happen to know what a crow's worst nightmare is?