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.


Way Too High

Spent Sunday here at Trappers Lake. This area was devastated by a massive fire seven years ago this month.

It still remains a wonderful place to visit,explore and camp.

The lake is full of native cutthroat trout. I did not get one to shore. Fall has arrived in the high country and it's 34 here this morning which means there will be frost in some areas.


  1. Sigh....that was lovely One Fly..thank you for that beautiful calming moment. ;)

  2. remember the time we were hiking up to little trappers lake and you snuck up on me and scared the crap out of me growling like a bear!!! Good memories!

  3. You don't forget good humor like that when you get to see a human blast off like a rocket.

  4. 34? In Fucking August?
    Holy shit Batman!

  5. That's cold holy shit there Busted.

  6. Great pictures. Fall comes early in the Rockies. I remember camping somewhere along a river with a French name translated to powder river. It was really cold at night. I could see my breath and the month was July.

  7. Thanks Cats. You're thinking of the Cache de Poudre outside of Ft. Collins. Hell-it's snowed here on the 4th of July. The Poudre is a place where mountain men would hold rendezvous's as well. Hope you are well!