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.


He's Alive

And headed back at least to Colorado shortly. Was not going to post but a friend sent the picture that's up today that's pretty cool. A bit of news I saw this morning wanted to share so all of us know that things are looking up at GM and for our country. GM lost 1.2 billion smackers and it's a sign the auto giant is starting to turn things around. Rest easy friends everything is otay!

There's a day and a half of heavy duty screwing off that needs to be done so we're outta here and headed north to snow country.

Have a good one and giv'em hell!


  1. was good to meet you and yer pals, Tom...

    we gotta do it again...

  2. Intersting post/photo is excellent. Saw where the Tea-Baggers and Neo-Nazis hooked it up in Phoenix this weekend. Wonder which side "Sheriff Joe" was on. Have a good trip back.

  3. This is the first finger of the Mayan hands. When all 10 fingers cast their beams (2012) the First CornDudes will rise up and demand Pioneer Int'l Hybrid grow only green cash crops. OTC will become Primo Dispenser for the New Crop Circle of Friends. He will issue an edict, sanctioned by the Inner Circle of Couchpotatoes and Pizzanazis, and the world will embark on a new path of enlightenment for the next 2000 years. Colorado Springs will become Primo Dispenser's new home.

  4. Nice picture Tom, have a ball and a safe trip home. I am still hungry I don't know if you got me that burrito!

  5. Had a good time, have a safe trip.

  6. 36 yrs ago, to the day, Pres. Richard Nixon said " A country has got to know their President is not a crook. I am not a crook." Thank god that issue was cleared up once and for all. I've slept better all these years since knowing our Republican friends would never lie or break the law to advance a political agenda. How are you sleeping?

  7. I will be making a post on this little trip you guys. Funny shit ano!

    Really-thanks for the kind comments.