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.


One Fly Exposes His Fly Plus Fish Wo Ho Plenty!

If there had been many fish caught this year you would have know about it but that has not been the case as I've been so busy getting this shit box I bought 11 months ago ready for winter.

That changed yesterday and these videos explain and illustrate and do reveal some things not known before. I am not a videographer but use these to mostly illustrate and explain which is the case here.

These are too long as well but the damage is done and if a few get a bit of enjoyment out of these then it was worth it the effort as the effort put into catching these yesterday sure as hell was worth every bit of it and long overdue.

This is where the fish are at.


  1. Some nice fish and a day on the river. It's hard to beat that. Hope you got away from Nutterville long enough to avoid the people who would ruin the places you visited today.

  2. Enjoyed your videos, got me hungry for a trout dinner.

  3. Great views from the big hill. The streams are extremely high in Pennsylvania which makes fishing difficult if not impossible. It has rained almost every day... heavy rains. Today is just one of the rare clear and beautiful days. It's sunny, warm and dry... reminds me a little bit of Colorado.

    The scenary is beautiful. A similar view in Pennsylvania would be obscured by many deciduous trees.

    Thanks for sharing. I'm jealous :)

  4. I didn't catch, in the first video, what those round things on the ground were. Could you tell me again?

    My son loves fishing. He takes after my father in that respect. He now lives in OK, for work, and will probably never move back to Cali as he has become quite the lake fisherman and hunter. I miss him so much, but I am happy he has found a place that he loves to live that offers him the things that are important to him.

    I enjoyed both your video's and want to thank you for posting them. ;)

  5. Dusty those are ball cactus which I get a big kick out of. I'm going to get a couple of these soon and I'll take a picture to show better.

    Glad your son is enjoying the outdoors there in Okyhoma. Actually I've been wondering about him.

    Woody-no fish for you my friend-sorryo! Actually intended to keep a couple but when I caught the first one on the second cast realized I didn't bring a bag with me. And then when I kept catching them didn't want to put a hex on things so never did.

    When Dad and his army buddy Bill would come out they wanted fresh trout so that's about the only time I would keep any. That can't happen anymore as I recently found out Bill passed away a few months ago at 91 I think. Another of the good ones gone. I miss both of them!