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.


Keep Your Gold Chains Back In Miami

In an effort to stop the dwindling population of small towns on the plains some come up with innovative ways to entice families to move to their version of Eden but at times it's not all that it's cracked up to be.

The Hazelton Development Corp., formed by a determined group of citizens, began running ads in 2005 offering families up to two free lots and up to $20,000 toward home purchases. Businesses were offered free lots and up to $50,000 for setting up shop in the town.

In this case the only family that came acted like they were still in the big city but the reason they moved back was the small minds of the locals did not help in the least either.

You drive through many of these little towns in the mid west and if they're not dead now they soon will be. Kinda scary actually.


  1. hey fly, Are you in Roswell N.M.? What's with the aliens in hte picture?

  2. Anony, he has some sort of gizmo that changes his banner picture on a regular basis. I LIKE this outdoor art in Winter pic.

    Small towns...during the 'back to the land' movement, many of us went through the crises of moving into or near small rural towns and communities. Personally, I washed out after 8 or 10 years and a divorce. Those who hung in there are living wonderful rural lives as contractors, delivering mail or babies, growing organic food, etc etc. Too bad about those folks from Florida, but the example you cite really does sound like some sort of scam...then again it CAN be real difficult.