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 Of A Kind-The Petrified Pots

Maybe out there somewhere there could be more of these but until I find them it's fair to say this is probably one of the few if not the only petrified shitter on the face of the planet. That is this is constructed with petrified wood from the Petrified Forest from here in the good 'ol U S of A.

Now that the Cornfield's secret location has been revealed in a post below this minor tidbit should be noted. There are quite a few people who visit this place throughout the year so you need restrooms of course.

As young beer drinking men and women this facility was well used as it was kept open all night and probably still is. And not only that- during the winter when you were of that stupid age and instead of staying home during a blizzard or -30 temps you went out and drove around slopping down mass quantity's of beer and whatever.

One time out in those elements to relieve yourself could do anybody in. We really appreciated these "petrified pots" as they are affectionately known as to this day-you betcha. They kept them really warm inside too and that was also nice.

Didn't get any better than that out in the cornfield in the middle of those bitterly cold and windy long ass winters without seeing the sun.

The invisible cloud being certainly provided here.


  1. It's the resident coyote Woody. He decided to wear his ears back that day. We used to have so many foxes but not so much anymore. For a number of years there was one who was the resident ball thief. You didn't get to it quick enough it was his. We found his stash and there were hundreds in there. People loved that shit and I did as well.

  2. Never been to the Petrified Forest, but I did get stoned in the woods once.