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.


Miracle Road A Proper Fit For Sunday

When I read this I hoped it was finally the end of the road where a miracle would be found and here there was going to be more than one. You betcha! Hope meter in the red zone.

Had to go to the rest of the story in the Mormony Times. The miracles were not there but much talk about blessings. Not the same thing.

But it wasn't the rest of the story and you had to go to another place.

And then I saw it. One lone miracle.

"These people were moved upon by the Spirit to come here," he said. "Why else would that many people come to this obscure, mountain valley in the desert of Arizona — was it to see a building or outstanding art?" he asked, then answering: "No. Without a doubt, we have been part of a miracle; the Spirit of the Lord brought many thousands of choice souls to The Gila Valley."

Let's get something straight here.

When all you believers get your invisible finger snapper buddy who lives high in the sky to snap those precious fingers together and stop the oil spewing into the gulf we can talk.

Till then all of you everywhere are nothing but cheap low rent bullshit artists.

Charlatans pass all.


  1. Fly, I've seen the Gila Valley. Maybe it is a miracle if more than two people wanted to go there. ;-)