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.


Starting To Itch Bad For Another Road Trip


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  2. Great Song!!! Are you an old fart like moi dude? I grew up on Pure Prarie League. ;)

  3. Haven't listened to PPL in a while. What deja vu that inspired for about 4 minutes. May I suggest a great travel agent: Cyl O. Siben & Ass. have great trip planning ideas that are eco-friendly and cost effective. They are especially good if you just want to get away for the weekend.

  4. I see dat Woody and it will happen.

    Dusty-DOB 50 so I guess to some yes but I can tell from what you and so many other bloggers post that our age may be up there a bit - we remain young in thought and deeds. May my mind never grow old and may I never dress like many I see of the same age. I can still keep up with the kids here at work or more appropriate they follow me. Hope you two are doing well!

  5. I love road trips, long ones, our daughter just moved to the west coast, we live on the east coast, a perfect opportunity to drive coast-to-coast, I've never done it. My wife wants to fly. Damn.

  6. Try to drive one way Holte-you won't regret it.