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.


Just Wondering

Have seen this several times now and each time questions arise.

Located out in no man's land west of Maybell before you arrive in the land of Mormon the first thing I wonder is when was this put up. My guess and it's only a guess is that probably after 911.

Does this person/persons still believe the same thing that triggered the need to express this feeling?

I wonder how they feel now about our country and if tea bagging is part of their philosophy now.

More important what are the chances that whoever did this think like you and me and are just showing their patriotism?

I doubt that very much but wouldn't that be something.

There is a house less than a mile away and maybe in the future if the balls are there that day I might just stop in and ask about it.  


  1. Lady Liberty sure looks lonely out there.

  2. There's not a whole hell of a lot out there in some places that is for sure.

  3. Hmmmm I would guess a republican put it there, afterall they are the patriots. You know what they say about democrats/liberals, we are not patriotic! ;-)

  4. Oh man, you are much more tolerant than I am.

    I would have been pounding on that guys door right out of the gate.

    Are you sure it is "Lady Liberty" and not the figurine the Mormons put atop their gilded temples? :-)