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.


What It Looks Like Locally

Closed that's what! What has to be one of the largest and most successful real estate franchises in the country in a local market that experienced incredible growth and profits REMAX-locked up the doors and took the sign down.

But according to the local whore fish wrapper everything is just fine the sales people just went other places. Things are not all that peachy in Ski Town USA. Look there is no snow! Sales tax down 16% for 2009. Schools cutting 10% like most places. At least six empty businesses between here and work about six miles. At county level it's similar and for our neighbors as well.

The town government just approved a major annexation and I mean major for a town of 10,000 because there is a need to get 2000 homes in 20+ years ready for all the people who are not coming to live. The people luckily have the final say in this matter later in the month. That's the way it's supposed to be and there won't be any cheating going on.

All the hoping isn't going to change anything. If ever there was a time where government needed to make good fairly quick decisions it's now. We're not getting that and we are not going to.

Tonight there is a ceremony that sends the local Olympians away with best wishes to do well in the Olympics. That's very cool and has been going on like forever and is going to produce massive amounts of good feelings. YES!


  1. http://gjsentinel.com/opinion/articles/colorado_springs_may_preview_b

  2. It's a creeping thing, this recession could be a depression yet.