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.


Ramping Up For The Biggy On Sunday

After a getaway from all the political nonsense close to two weeks worth I have yet to read much on politics and am unclear if and when I will.

But I do know this Sunday is Easter a major event for many who believe in the impossible and bizarre but don't believe they need to call out the priests who rape their children.

The lead up to the finale starts on Thursday night with rituals performed that rival any around the world. As an alter boy it was up close and personal.

Then the afternoon on Friday that became excruciating with what seemed like endless bullshit of nonsensical words that meant nothing to me ever.

Never had to do the Saturday bs as even my parents knew a kid can take only so much.

Finally after Sundays event it was back to a bit of normality but the damage had been done after a month of major mumbo jumbo religious insanity.


  1. That is a great picture. That looks like a buffalo on the run on the lower left. Where and what is that?

  2. you know you taking off the other day right as the health care thing was coming to a conclusion gave me thought that just walking away and doing something else for a change might be a good thing and I now believe that less attention to the lunatics and more attention to enjoying life and the actions that can provide a distraction from all of the crazy that occurs daily around the world is a good thing to do. You know, shit happens and disecting the shit is most likely not healthy. There's gonna be disasters, death, sickness and a raft of woe every day and commenting and parsing the woes of the world is a tiring job and really produces nothing but angst for us as commenters and posters. Been a long winter, ya think? Time to get outside and drive around and enjoy. Now, where are all the pics?

  3. I was one of the lucky ones growing up NOT CATHOLIC!! My dad was a little fanatical when it came to his search for the TRUTH, even had us doing 7th day adventist stuff for awhile and doing away with all pagan holidays including Christmas. My younger siblings only had maybe 5 Christmas's their whole childhood! See what religious fanaticism can do to people?? Sad isn't it!

  4. As a ex-Altar boy myself, went through the Maundy Thursday feet washing, the scary Good Friday 3 O'clock Mass, the ringy-dingy Midnight Mass on Saturday, and then, as you said, back to normal. Whatever that was.

  5. I grew up in the Episcopal Church. Pretty much the same regimen. Only our priests don't do little boys. They do women - usually wives.

  6. I'm glad I'm not religious where I would have to celebrate Easter. I love this post. Kudos.

  7. Jim-what a great observation! Never saw it. It's Peek a Boo Canyon in Grand Staircase Escalante.

    Russ-Nicely put. I'm not sure what I'll post. Not stopping just don't know what it will be or when. I will post pictures later in the week and I'll send you a few as well. Working here when I get home trying to make this place a bit more better.

    Sue-you were lucky. I'm not sure what it was but I knew real something wasn't right. if it weren't for that they would of had me.

    Everybody thank you for your thoughts. Every comment was so good!

    It's late-gotta go.

  8. Since I'm protestant I have not comment on how the Catholics celebrate this holiday, but they are going to have to clean up their act or it do more damage than Martin Luther of John Calvin ever did.