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.


A Good Story

Anytime the elderly can be stimulated into doing things it's all for the better. And when they ask for the unusual and it happens for them that makes it even better.

Dreams come true at any age, residents of a northwest Iowa retirement home found out this week.
Gertie Vander Ploeg, 89, who wanted to learn how to e-mail her children, received a donated computer and free lessons. Ken Roos, a World War II veteran weakened by stroke, was visited by Army pals who shared a tent with him on Okinawa. Daloris Rensink, 82, saw the family farm she left behind - from 1,500 feet in the air.


  1. That brought tears to my eyes One Fly. Thanks for sharing it. ;)

  2. It kinda did me too Dusty. When dad was at the rest home for that short time I tried to talk them into a computer station.

    I had seen a video on how the Wii game helped the elderly in different ways and went to the next town to buy one for them but that's when they were hot and there were none to be had anywhere. The good thing is they now have one and it has made a difference for many of the elderly and put smiles on everybody. This story and the story in the post is just plain good stuff in these times.