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.


Ranch Cats

Momma is at the top and is very young having being dropped off on the road probably after the owners knew it was knocked up. The white one is male and is huge already compared to the other.

These were fun cats to be around last weekend


  1. Wow!! What a hottie!! Meow!!!

  2. We are a cat household, can't imagine having four of them though, be cleaning out the cat box every 2 hours.

  3. OTC- What's the difference between ranch cats and farm cats besides the cowboy boots? On my Uncle's farm we once counted 17 at one time when shelling out a corn crib. They all ate well that day. Mark Twain said you could always tell a lady from a woman in the Midwest by the " spring kitten mystery". A Midwestern lady always warmed up the water in the bucket before she drowned the excess kittens every spring. Those Midwestern ladies think of everything.

  4. You know what the standard was-when you cross the Missouri River into Nebraska they are no longer farms but magically turn into ranches,

  5. A cat man, love it! When we moved to this new house last year we left behind a dozen strays we fed but we have our regulars here now too.

  6. Awwww sweet little pussys!! One Fly you are welcome to say whatever moves you when it comes to the likes of linda, God knows I tell it like it is!!