4/16/17
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.

3/29/10

Outlook Ruin

Watching this will surprise you and we are actually a bit overwhelmed ourselves with this.

For a couple older guys we did well. And the truth of the matter is although it appears dangerous and it is we were very cautious and only a stupid move would have caused one of us to get hurt.

Also we want people to know we never entered touched or removed anything from this site.

We accomplished what we set out to do for the second time in 16 years with video. We hope you enjoy this short movie of an Anasazi ruin high in the sky and for certain never seen by many people ever.



15 comments:

  1. wow.. more eye candy -- thanks one fly

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  2. What an adventure, great video.

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  3. Wow!! When I lived in Colorado an Arizona, I explored a few paleolithic sites, but nothing so remote. What a great find!

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  4. Amazing. Such a beautiful landscape. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow you do all right Tom. Lucky you, my hat is off to you. What a view, makes you wonder what it looked like in their prime.

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  6. Very impressive video. I've hiked up to more than a few ruins in the region myself, and it's well worth the effort.

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  7. Dude, yer fucking crazy!
    Standing right next to a sheer drop off filming away like you were on main street.
    I was jumping out of my chair!

    Pretty damn cool video though.
    You must be one tough old buzzard, that climb woulda killed my ass.

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  8. way to go tom! nice find.

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  9. Glad you all liked it because both Jim and I feel this is a bit special.

    pygalgia have you seen ruins that are located this high on a formation similar to this one?

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  10. Never quite that high, but I've hiked up to a few cliff dwellings in S. Utah that were pretty high up. I assume they chose to live at that height for defense purposes, but I'm no expert.

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  11. Thanks pygalgia. I forgot to mention that we did find a spring on top but how long it runs is anybodys guess.

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  13. Very cool video! Bitchin' hike to get up there, though -- I couldn't do it, I'm too afraid of heights.

    Thank you.

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