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.


Arizonians Feel Entitled When It Comes To Trashing National Forests

Not only are many as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to health care they don't care what they do and leave behind in our parks either.

"Frankly, there are areas out there that are pigsties," said Paige Rockett, spokeswoman for the Tonto National Forest, which covers nearly 3 million acres of desert, mountains, lakes and other terrain northeast of Phoenix.

If you have ever spent anytime in Phoenix and taken a walk in the desert away from the buildings it only takes a bit to realize people have absolutely no respect for where they live. It is truly disgusting how the desert is used for many peoples personal dumpster!


  1. Where I live when it rains, it really rains, so the roadside ditches are wide and deep, and every week full of peoples crap.

  2. I just returned from almost a week in the woolly, woolly woods of southwestern Oregon. It was incredible; hell, you could drink the glacial water bubbling out from the rocks and even more. But the couple who shared these sacred places with me now pack garbage bags on their camping trips. Mostly they clean the trails when descending but remarked that "thoughtful people are harder to find every month in our best places." I'll drink a toast of pure glacial runoff to that.