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.


Outta Of Here For A Bit

Headed to Albuquerque for what is called a curmudgeons blogger get together something these guys who live there have done before. Two friends of mine are coming with and were meeting up at the ranch and driving down on Saturday. Of course it's snowing like a bitch when I decide to leave town but that's okay we're good in the snow. Can not dawdle it's 300 to the ranch and I'm timing this just right so I can get my shredded chicky burrito about lunch time in Salida.

Posting will be sparse and these fellows look like a rough bunch. Hope we don't get rolled. Have a safe and fun weekend everybody and seriously thank you for stopping by to see what's on this old pecker heads mind.

BTW-don't take any shit!!!


  1. Please tell me that Colorado won't let Tancredo become your next governor?

  2. Have an enjoyable and safe trip. Do these guys know where the resettlement camps are? Take pictures of those, will ya.

  3. Have fun...

    and as usual, LOVE THE PIC!

  4. Have a good time, dammit.
    A curmudgeons meet up?
    How did I not get an invite?

    Be safe my friend.

  5. Dang Fly. I used to love burritos in Albuquerque! Have one for me too!

  6. Hope you see some trees there inspite of the forest, so to speak. Liberals scream, " God help us all." As if : we've already surrendered with that piss poor attitude. Anyone on the left who happens to be right knows this is a losing formula. The wingnuts already control the Bibblethumpers. They have the vast majority mind-fucked by NCIS, Law&Order, and the rest of the bilgewater that actors fill up our underexercised brain cells with. What the fuck is it next? Will anyone we've elected on the Progressive side show one ounce of courage in the face of this onslaught? I'm thinking if your not with us your a snitch or a narc, which is it? Fucking freedom fighting liberals: all four of them don't have the balls they were born with. They'd rather roll over than fight for one of their beliefs. Chickenshit is everywhere, ain't it.

  7. Have a great trip and come back safe - soon!

  8. Well it's Sunday morning and I won't be going to church. Met the boys and they met us. So nice to be around others who have a clue as to what the hell is going on. They didn't beat the shit out of us and that ws nice.

    We're going to hang here today and first out of the box see Petroglyph National Monument and it's not snowing.

    The oicture today is from Trinidad-you know the place known for sex change operations.

    Busted next time they have one of these I'll suggest it become an open invitation to everyone.

    Cat's - listened on the radio Friday about Tancredo and he may have a tough time getting nominated but they are plenty of nutters here as most other places. My question is this going to be the type of candidate the repugs put up across the country and it very well may be. Why does this piece of shit continue to get a mouth piece from the media?

  9. That's excellent Tom have a ball and have one of those Burrito's for me!

  10. Incredible photo, OTC. I always liked Durango, Ouray, Teluride the best (in the summer) for your state. Ya haven't missed much unless you consider Palinmania a worthy topic.

  11. Bustedknucles, you're invited anytime you make it down here. Just let us know. Any reason to get together, solve the problems of the world and drink beer is fine by us.

  12. Allow me to repeat Pat's invite to any and all who pass this way!

    First cerveza's my treat...

  13. I am home now and I'm all for a blogger get together for lefty types. I'm glad this trip was made and my friends and I got to meet some interesting and intelligent people. No nutters here that's a fact!