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.


And The Temperature Is

Cold  about sums it up. -35 when the sun comes up is a possibility. Truck did start only because it has a brand new battery with bunches of cold cranking amps.

To the west maybe 60 miles or so is a little town (and I mean little) of Maybell. Around about 1980 it's supposed to have the lowest recorded temperature in the continental United States of -62 or -64 or some damn thing like that.

I'm not looking it up because I just don't care to ponder the possibilities.

So many love the winter wonderland and find so much beauty in scenes like this. That's real nice and ever so special. I'm glad you're happy. I'll feel better when you get your ass run out of Dodge in 2-3 months!!

Have a warm one where ever you may be and don't take any shit.


  1. Spring can't get here quick enough for me.

  2. I remember the -30 days while growing up in Pueblo. I like it much better down here where we think +20 is too damn cold.

  3. Dang, Fly. Even in tropical Portland it's cold, as in 37 degrees. Once in CO I had a flat on top of Loveland pass in mid February at 2:00 AM. That was before they built the Eisenhower Tunnel. brrrr!

  4. Jesus Christ, I couldn't handle that shit, the arthritis in my hands would kill me.
    Stay warm dude!

  5. I remember going thru Maybell on my way to the Steamboat area. Every small town needs something to boast about, I guess. Maybe they're trying to attract polar bear watchers. Come on Spring.

  6. It's better today - only -20.