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.


From The 4TH

It was a pretty good day all in all. Of course it rained in the afternoon.

There's a new wildflower we haven't seen before

Got some good shots of dragonfly's and finally got the blue one at the top of the page.

Pretty soon the cedar waxwings will be here making short work of these fellows. I bet they taste pretty damn good to a bird.

The local 1773 nutter chapter didn't amount to much so there's no picture of them. Listened to the same shit heard from wingers everywhere till I couldn't take it anymore and left.

The finale to the fireworks last night and of course this does not come close to doing this justice. The pressure from the hundreds of explosions could be felt on your chest.


  1. Lovely pics. Makes my day as I am surrounded by urban ugliness in otherwise exciting Nigeria...

  2. Thank's guys. I enjoy looking at these myself. What can I say.

    That "urban" view Pauline can be ugly for sure in West Africa. Kinda like closed factories and foreclosed homes here happening in even greater numbers.