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.


A Few Fotos From Todays Cruise

Clear sky's all day but cold. Snow from Fruita to 40 miles south of Flag. Click on these and they get huge. I like the one with the tree the best but the fence is in it. Snow was a foot deep and didn't have the right shoes on.

Power plant just south of Craig,Colorado

South of Moab-something that once was. People used to live here and make a living.

Where Forrest Gump turned around. The next three are in the same place.

Just north of Kayenta in the Navajo Nation.

Sunset Crater just north of Flagstaff.


  1. 3rd from the top is pretty darn special too

    merry christmas one fly

  2. Thanks Suzanne and the same to you. I think that is where Forrest turned around to go home to Greenbough.

  3. As always, great pics! We had a white Christmas this year, the first in over 80 years!

  4. 80 years is a long time. I was surprised I came away with these. The bottom one is Sunset Crater.

  5. Nice pic of Mexican Hat at the top. I'll have to post on of mine taken from the San Juan river.

  6. Beautiful pictures, that is my favorite too! I use to like running around in those areas and climbing where I could
    I worked the missile sites all around there.

  7. Yes, great pics as usual. I still wish you would add several lines of description with your pics - some of us either haven't enough time out your way to know the pic's location or why you shoot what you shoot. For instance, is that a coal-fired plant in pic number 1?

  8. Done deal jeg and I'd like to see that from down below pygagia.

    Thanks everybody!

  9. I was at Sunset Crater this summer. The rock formations there are just amazing. Hope I never see one of those things go off.

    Hope it was a good Christmas.

  10. One of the BEST days on this part of the planet begins with sunrise over Monument Valley, includes a pleasant jaunt across the Din'eh country, and concludes with cocktails at sunset on the veranda of the El Tovar at the Grand Canyon...There's that rail-line to nowhere, on which I have NEVER seen ANY rolling stock...Dinosaur tracks, Tuba City, the canyon of the Little Colorado...I love that country...

    Great fotos, btw--but you have the touch...would you mind sending the Bandalier collection again? I seem to have mis-filed the first set you sent...

    Happy New Year, pard...

  11. Cujo-what did you think of Wupatki??

    Right now I'm in north Phoenix Woody and getting the hell out of here soon and going to Tuscon or that area anyway. I'll send them again.

  12. Wupatki was amazing. Like a miniature condominium in the middle of the desert. It's not the best time of year, I suppose, but if you get the chance to visit Montezuma's Well, it's also worth a look.

  13. It was closed on xmas day and is now a national monument as well. I thought is was a great place and looked forward to seeing it again.