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.


Giving It Up

Don't think I've ever come straight out and said what part of the cornfield OTC is actually from but that is about to change.

The reason for that is the video below that I just ran across. You have seen pictures of this place more than once but this is something else.

If you ever watch anything here watch this. These two guys are so good and a bit mocking at times. Trust me as it will be worth it. Goes to show what crazy ass Germans and religion when teamed together can do.

The stories I can tell you!!


  1. From some of your past posts I kinda figured you were originally from Iowa.

    The Grotto was "different", and strange at the same time. Once again, though, here we have part of the Catholic church spending money to build an opulent structure. I wonder how many poor Catholics could have benefited from the money used on this project. But then, I guess idols and idolatry are more important than people.

  2. That was pretty eerie. I agree wholeheartedly with Grandpa Eddie. And the woman saying "Crazy" was pretty funny although it, the dialogue, seemed to be scripted throughout and mostly labored for the jokes.


  3. That was phenomenal! They look like mad Ludwig's grotto coincidentally or not near Ludwigshaven, Germany. At or around the time he built that there were some mind boggling things being built underground and through mountains towards the west. We definitely attract our share of characters!