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 Feel Good Story From This Morning

The last three years we have donated the use of a utility vehicle in support of a 24 hour event that raises money for cancer research.

Three years ago this nice lady came to pick this up and we chatted. She flies cargo jets for one of the major delivery companies all over the world.

Last year and I will call this lady Mary came once again and she was not looking too good at all. She had just in the last couple of months been diagnosed with cancer. Because of treatment she was no longer able to fly. I gave her a hug and wished her the very best. I thought about this woman many times throughout the year.

Today Mary came once again and had gone through treatment and was looking very well indeed. I can't tell you how happy this made me feel to see this woman once again.

She is back to work and tomorrow morning will climb into her jet with the destination being Milan.

It was a good day today!


  1. Hooray! I love it when someone beats. No one in my family has. Excellent!

  2. Beat for now Jim and I hope she has for good.

    Have a question for you-I'll be in touch.

  3. Just love those feel good moments!

  4. Fine to hear about a winner!

  5. a little inspiration is always good - all the best to mary