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.


Ford Kicking Ass

To win Car & Truck of the Year is no small matter and that's what Ford did with this vehicle as the truck for the year and the Fusion Hybrid as the car.

When I saw this on my way somewhere else I had to turn around and see what the hell it was. It's called a Transit. I could get along just fine with one of these and I see they perform well and have been on the market for several years in Europe. We need vehicles like this but knock 10K off the price for me anyway.

In addition Detroit had an avenue full of electrics at the show. When the cost of these things is 30-40K we won't even go there because it's not even close to what this country needs for alternative transportation. But at least there was more of them.

Did I mention I was a Chevy man??


  1. One Fly- Don't think of it as 30K- It's just $5000 Down and 72 easy payments of around $ 360 a month. I can also get you a 100k bumper-to-bumper warranty, paint sealants and lifetime oil changes for $30 a month more. Now that's gotta work for ya, RIGHT?

  2. I guess I just didn't look at it the right way-the American debt way-you betcha-I'll try to wisen up real soon.

  3. All of those buying these from me are replacing older and larger cargo vans that got 14 MPG highway this time of year and are paying for them with the dollars they save on gas purchases. Had one of my customers stop in last week and had high praise on the snow covered road handling that he had not considered before buying. We'll make a Ford fanboy out of you yet Onefly.

  4. I guess there's a first for everything Russ.

  5. Buy a new Ford Brother. The 300 shares of Ford stock I own have nothing to do with this advice.

  6. I've seen a few of those Transits 'round these parts. But I like the Toyota 4wd pickup truck behind it a lot more, those old Toyota Land Cruisers were some serious rugged. I somehow doubt the Transit would handle the Lippincott Grade or Mengel Pass very gracefully ;).

    - Badtux the Truckin' Penguin

  7. Freightliner's work vans are convertible and a used one will run circles around this Ford. Diesel is green and clean; Ford is brown and tube-shaped on good days. besides, these are tiny.