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.


Springtime In The Rockies Gets To Be Old Shit Sometimes

Not complaining just a statement of fact.

Scraped the windshield at least for the last three days.

Spits snow all day.

The roads aren't white but most all else is.

In the 30's maybe low 40's.

Gonna be like this into next week.

Only two times for the shorts.

Time for the sun.

Headed out for the front range once again. Need to get some things from the Honda dealer and get together with some friends. Don't have as many it seems these days but I sure appreciate the ones that can stand me.

Be back on Sunday.

Have a good weekend and may the sun be on your face.


  1. Hi Tom! It snowed 5 hours 2 days ago but today summer is here. It is beautiful where you are but great summer as I remember is about 2 months. Good luck with the car!

  2. We even got snow down here, which is really late for us.

  3. Here in NJ we're 90 and humid. I have the AC on. It's way too early in the year for this shit.....

  4. Thanks for the thought friends. The sun is out now on Monday morning.