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.


Animals Seen And Interacted With Today

These videos are not all that impressive but there are certain things about each one that are interesting. This time a year one of my favorite birds makes their yearly visit and feast on the insects around the pond. Not only do I enjoy their pursuits after these various food sources but the fact that they allow you to get so close. I actually have a picture of one that landed on my head.

This spring I did a video of this friendly marmot that allows me to get very close without being afraid. The first one was pretty good but this once a day is even better.

This is a video of a juvenile red tailed hawk. There are several of these around and they been raising hell with the rakes that are in the sand traps. This gives you some ideal of what's going on but I've missed the good stuff.

The problem is that I'm supposed to be working instead of doing this kind of thing. So this Sunday if it's a nice morning which it should be I will be around early with plenty of time on my hands and I'm going to try as hard as I can to get some really good video of what these birds are really up to and capable of doing.

It may not be much but I sure get a kick out of shift like this.

1 comment:

  1. Very Cool! Keep `em coming. I forget how big those red tails are. We have Cooper's Hawks here north of Houston which are impressive but not a large bird. Still great to watch.