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.



Looking forward to having a couple days off but in the mean time this is all I have and is an example of how this procedure is done.

It has been so nice and the wild flowers are going crazy and some of the pictures I've been taking even blow me away. That's why there is another columbine picture up.

Hope the weather and life is good for all of you!


  1. That is one beautiful colombine picture!

  2. Thanks jeg-I'll be in touch.

  3. Now I've seen everything... walk mowing. Beautiful picture of the columbine. This plant has finished blooming in Pennsylvania.

  4. That's how most high end courses do it Cats. These mowers cost about 6-8k and give a quality of cut below an eighth of an inch that the shitty golfers think they need so when they miss they can blame something other than how bad they are. Some of these pictures even surprise me-really.

  5. I can remember when I was a kid living across the road from a golf course that back then they would use long bamboo sticks, about 14 ft, and whip the dew off of the greens on the days that they did not mow them. Do any courses practice this technique today? What gets me about the flower pics is the clarity and sharpness, nice work. Swing HARD!

  6. Yes they do Russ and they call them dew whips but they're not made of bamboo anymore. I agree on these pictures as well. I will put several up in a post so you can click on them and really get a good look.

    Of course it rained yesterday and probably won't play this weekend but next week yes. Thursday did well.

  7. Hey, just a thought. What about composting the clippings from the greens. Free fertilizer.