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.


Success Thanks To Friends

Thanks to my brother and the help of three other life long friends this three day window project was a major victory with hardly a complication except for an injury sustained to the pocket book. These are done inside and out for the most part with the only thing remaining being window coverings. What an amazing difference and should make this coming winter much more pleasant than the last one.

Thanks guys!!!


  1. In spite of the cost, you gotta be feeling pretty good about that project. Congrats!

  2. I do Jeg and it's just the cost of doing business. Getting close to finishing these projects that will make this place secure and sound for a few years anyway. You know for sure what this all about. Good to hear from you!!

  3. Nice windows. I'll be sending a care package of white vinegar and old newspapers to you right away; C.O.D. of course. Also, I'm sure glad you made a conscious decision to photograph the front end of that horse because the MSM shows us the backside to much already. I'm sure you have a long list who qualify for that category and anyway you're very lucky to have such good friends.

  4. You should have been here!!

  5. Good windows will make a significant difference next winter.

    No, I haven't gone fishing. I need new waders which my husband was going to buy for me. Still waiting... I've been busy with my business and school. I'm studying hypnosis. Love it. You're feeling sleepy. :)

  6. It worked Cats-look at todays post.