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.


Yea Hog Waste Kills Fish

This happens a lot back in the cornfield because there are massive numbers of hogs everywhere and they produce massive amounts of waste.

The manure then ran over the field and into Otter Creek, causing a fish kill along almost four miles of stream about a half-mile south of the Minnesota state line.

Luckily yesterday there were no pig shit spills where I was and it was another pretty damn decent day of fall fishing on the Colorado.



  1. Yes, they'll pay the $34k fine and start saving their money to pay the next fine.

    Nice catch! looks nice and peaceful along the Colorado.

  2. Some beauties on a beautiful weekend. Unfortunately, Iowa which means "beautiful land", has destroyed its' environment to cater to national food processors. Yesterday I was lucky to attend an event celebrating organic, sustainable and environmentally sound practises. The people were great, the music was awesome, the food fresh and colorful presentations were drowl-inducing and best of all the vibe was very positive. The people and food reminded me of Iowa when I was a child living with and working with family farmers. The eternal question remains the same, "What has been gained and what has been lost?" The answer is all too clear, unfortunately.

  3. I golfed in Nebraska a couple of years ago. When my sister-in-law asked how I like the course I told her that they add something here... odor! There was a pig farm next to the course. You need a gas mask to play it.

  4. There was some wind and clouds but it was a bit chilly at first and nothing was happening. Sun came out and in a matter of a minute or two it began to reel a bit humid and bam just like that caught the first one.

    You were a child ANO?

    It can be so nasty PM.