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.


Back To Reality

And that reality is after spending a number of days in the 4-Corners area that we are nothing but piss ants in time. Been there before but each time the harshness and beauty becomes even more striking.

Looking at the many photos taken on the old laptop of mine while camping did not think there were many good ones. Looking at them on the big screen here at home my bud and I were just blown away by what we saw. It was rather bland for colors because of overcast sky's and being just the beginning of spring where we were at. Below are some samples of what we saw. There will be more of course.

I have not read anything or listened to any politics for almost nine days now and am having a hard time going there and am not sure I want to for awhile and probably won't for the next few days. My pictures are better than the political posts I put up anyway. We'll see as starting this week work will become very intense for at least a couple months.

What is going to happen is there will a couple short movies about what we did. One is on a very intense climb to a ruin that we revisited that even amazes us and one on cooking in the desert which may provide too many chuckles on old One Fly.

Will try to get the ruin video up today.

Always good to be home but my real wish is to do this type of thing all the time - if only.

I hope all of you are good!


  1. Thanks Holte. Wait till you see this ruin video. I'll be over.

    I didn't even pick some of the real good ones here.

  2. I live in Az. and you are absolutely on target.
    The four corners is the most mind cleansing experience there is. And I have been to some far out places in my life.
    But nothing brings me the serenity than that part of the country.
    It truly puts ones soul at ease. One of my customers is Navaho. He said he would me take up this summer to places on the Reservation that not too many people have access to.
    Peyote any one???? LOL

  3. Stunning photos. Love that area and can't wait to see the rest.

  4. So much time has passed since I've enjoyed that experience. Must do it again soon.

    Thanks Fly, for the rimeinder...

  5. Truly we are surprised ourselves with these as it seemed the colors were just not there.

    Can I go along RZ?

    But it's the video we finally got up that get me.

    Glad you guys enjoyed this!!!