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.


One Fly Haz Fish

Have not really fished this year and a lot of it has to do with high and dangerous water. But I did a bit today and got a couple and it was fun. This is what it's like in the high country in June here in NW Colorado.


  1. I'm not use to seein' that white stuff on the ground this late in the year. Beautiful country though. I bet that stream is great for fishing once the flow tapers off some.

  2. It's a great place and comes alive with wild flowers.

    Was over at your place Ed and it seems you didn't get that job. I remember the times I thought I had got the job and needed it so badly and then feeling devistated when it didn't happen. Just didn't know what to say. I'll be thinking about you. Later,friend.

  3. Good on ya man, I think you have been needing some down time.

  4. Man that was great! Looked like wilderness fishing to me. Funny! I was watching that thinking hey I see a good spot. I bet that is where you got that beauty!

  5. My husband says... nice fish :)

    Congratulations. I haven't been fishing yet. It's been a really wet Spring here in Pennsylvania.

    The stream looks beautiful. I was amazed by the snow on the ground.

    Catch and Release... yeah?

  6. Yes friends that is snow. Just went to the google and this is at 9,500'. Skunk cabbage is 6" tall-down here is 3' some places.

    That is where I got it Jim and yes Cat's catch and release only and get rid of the barbs as well.

    This place is quite a distance compared to where I lived before. I will go back and get some good stuff because it is so pretty up there. Come back and take a look and I will put a picture up one that I like a lot.

    All it's been doing is raining and I'm so ready for warm dry weather. Fished the river right behind here and it's still way too high. Fish don't like that.

    Thanks for visiting

  7. Yeah, the fish don't bite when the water is too fast and too high. The bugs don't hatch in those conditions.

    No barbs here either.

  8. About 1940, my (eventual) dad and a friend of his were fishing in waders in the Rio Grande just above where it comes out of the canyon at Velarde. His pal stepped into a sink hole and they found his body a couple days later by a bridge, about 20 miles downstream.

    Pop pretty much always told that story whenever we would pass that part of the river, which wasn't often, but regularly enough that it was memorable...

  9. This guy isn't getting in fast or deep water no way no how. In fact Woody a women fell into a creek above where I work and no body after two days. It can happen so fast. I quit fishing one place because for me getting a bit clumsy it was too dangerous to go alone.