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.


Observations From Last Weekend

There are several big new churches in the area I've been visiting. This takes big money that's for damn sure.

No one has taken our guns away as there are plenty to be had along with bullets.

This is the thousands of dollars room where money comes to shop. If  I pay big bucks for a gun you can damn well bet it's gonna have some wood in it.

Won't say where this was but I swear there were baggers and nutters damn near everywhere you turned. Most of the merchandise in this massive store are toys nothing more. I did buy three pocket t-shirts and a $30 pair of hip waders. Boats and 4wheelers are toys but waders is business.

Then there was Strudel Boy climbing a windmill in the Pawnee National Grasslands.

It was nice to get away for a few days.


  1. Thanks for the video. Always thought Gander Mt. was overpriced. Looks like you had quite the road trip. I'm thinking it's gonna be about 2 weeks till tee off, yeah, that's what Im talkin' about!

  2. This was the big fish store Russ. We have like 24" out there but it's crystallized and can go very fast if the sun is out. I don't particularly want an early season. Just have to work harder and longer.