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.


Stupid Bastard Deserves More Than He Got

This asshole should feel lucky the cyclist didn't beat him to within an inch of his life but this is down in Colorady Springs where there are more nutters per capita than most places.

Hombs "intentionally" struck the bicyclist with his van to stop it, got out of his vehicle and approached the person he believed to be a bike thief.

The bike, however, wasn't his son's, the blotter said.

The victim, fearing he was going to be assaulted again, punched Hombs in the face.

Hombs was treated at the scene for a facial injury and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.


  1. I spent a Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs one year, didn't come across any nutters, but I went to The State Fair in Peublo. WOW. All the head cases migrated there for a day. Still enjoyed it though.

  2. Portland is the center of the bicycling universe in the U.S. and the dead and damaged are piling up. Friday a guy backed up at an estimated 40 mph and hit a rider he'd had a disagreement with. I think we have an incident a week now and the joke is, of course, from the car people: even if you're in the right run away from them because they have a car and may go ballistic again. In other words, my road rage, right or wrong, wins. Says alot about our "auto entitlement" culture.

  3. Holte-I unintentionally mislead about the Springs because of what is there. There is a active and powerful contingent of progressives there it's just that they are outnumbered.

    I go to Pueblo once in a while when I'm at the ranch and actually went to the fair last year for a bit. The paper sure is a winger for sure but how the people turned out the two times Obama was in town.