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.


They Just Keep Going

On Friday gave a friend a ride over to a neighboring town to see this 1975 Chevy 4x4 pickup and give it a look over to possibly purchase which he did for 1200 well spent dollars.

At 35 years of age this truck is showing some wear as can be expected but all in all it was in decent mechanical shape as it had been "Dad's" truck and so in this case they spent some money on it. Spring of this year $2400 was spent on a new clutch and some other things.

The motor ran so well and had been overhauled one time. A saying years ago was that on a Rolls Royce motors a nickel would stay standing on the valve cover while the motor was running. This ain't no Rolls but it is one of the best power plants ever designed so watch the nickel stand at least for a while.

What's important to note here is that with a days worth of work doing some preventive maintenance this vehicle could be driven anywhere without fear of failure and to me this being so old I find that way too cool. And to be fair even though I'm a "Chevy Man" if you take care of these vehicles they'll all perform just about as well. How I wish I had one cuz I'd go out and raise some hell. I love the smell of burning rubber not just in the morning but anytime!

The video says 1985 and that's wrong.


  1. My previous vehicle was bought new, a 1989 Ford F-150 4x4 shortbed. After 19 years and 223,000 miles, I gave it to my older son in west Texas. I bought a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 shortbed, and it will doubtless still be around after I'm gone.

  2. I sell Fords now but I bought and sold many late 80's Chivy's and always looked for a 350, the 305's were good, the 350's were great motors. Although on some the mechanical fuel pupmps would develope a faint knock, but nothing to worry about. And remember carbs, back then the word was used to talk about motors not food. Looks to be a Cheyenne long bed K-1500 and you guys anywhere where they don't salt the roads like Micky D's french fries have it so good when it comes to older vehicles. Awesome photo at the top, great and mysterious color OneFly. Thanks.

  3. Oh! one more note. the other day I asked someone at work if F-350's were available with Jr. west coast mirrors and he said, I kid you not, what are those? Man am I getting old.

  4. Great buy. As they say, " any truck that starts and stops is worth $1000 bucks". I've sold bunches of these and owned 3 350's which were long beds. My favorite is the '69 for looks. Saw a Mecum auction in which a K-5 '72 went for around 30,000 after a frame off rebuild. It was better than new. Nice post. Did you give the driver the nickel for good luck?

  5. Just got rid of one almost that old this summer on the 'Cash For Clunkers' program.

  6. Look at that engine. You can actually see it. Look at one today and it's all tubes and hoses and where's the engine?

  7. Fearguth-I bestow on you the official title of "CHEVY MAN"

    Russ- don't remember the term "west coast mirrors" maybe those are the ones that stick way out. This has a quadra -jet carb that will eventually cause problems. Agreed on the picture. I didn't see how good it was at first and when I get home I'll send it to you so you can take a good look.

    Hope yours was a real junker Karen cuz these vehicles have such a long life-span.

    Yea PM and you can actually work on these in the vehicle and they're fun whether stock or let's use the word enhanced.

    No he didn't get the nickel ano and wish I could have got it to stand for a longer time but I'm kneeling on top of the radiator reaching in with one hand and holding the camera with the other.

    I'm glad all of you enjoyed this cuz I getta kick outta shit like this.