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.


Convoy Mexican Style

It was a piss poor idea in the first place-went away and is now back.

Congress could be moving closer to allowing Mexican trucks to haul cargo through the United States. In March 2009, U.S. lawmakers canceled funding for a test program begun by the Bush administration that allowed Mexican long-haul trucks to circulate in the United States. President Barack Obama had pushed Congress to remove the clause cutting funding for the program in recent legislation, a first step toward resolving the dispute.

Yes there were a few producers here that say they were hurt over this but how many reasons does one need to realize this idea sucks.

Recently while in Nogales the area north of the border along the interstate is filled with companies involved in the trucking business. If this is allowed to happen there are going to be many truckers here super pissed off and trouble will follow.

I want some special consideration as a citizen of this country for a change not for others who don't live here and I'm not being prejudiced.

Without question this change would improve life for some south of the border. That's a wonderful goal but when do we get something besides screwed by the dims.


  1. Great Grand Canyon pic! I will be returning to the South Rim for a two-week visit in late March-early April.

  2. Fearguth: If you have the time go to the North Rim.

    The NAU, is coming. Step by step.
    I am not a big fan of the NY Times. But this is an interesting read.
    Especially page 3

  3. "Trukkers, you say? Trukkers? We don't need no more stinkin' Mexican Trukkers."

  4. You can't hardly not take a good picture there Fearguth. I'm going somewhere again as well in March but don't know where. Possibly the hills of Nevada somewhere.

  5. Ever go fishin at Lee's Ferry? From Page Az. to the N. rim. 89A.

  6. I have not RZ nor have I been to the noth rim but that could happen real soon.

  7. RZ,

    I last visited the North Rim in 2005. It's obviously time that I started thinking about a return visit.

  8. This is the kind of thing that always concerned me about Obama. Given his somewhat rarefied background, I fear he doesn't intuitively "get it" when it comes to the interests of the people who will be hurt by allowing competition based on Third World wage levels to infiltrate the economy.

    Such policies, like Bush's (fortunately derailed) illegal-alien amnesty, benefit only the economic elite. They are fundamentally elitist tendencies.

  9. Yes they are I'm afraid different but far too close to the other side.

    Like Biden coming to Beaver Creek the haunt of the richest in the world where Cheney hung and many of the other main players on the right. Just talked to a bud today and all Biden did was piss people off because everything was down and for a long time.