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.


Sun Search Success

Less than a hundred miles down the road the elusive orb was found and warmth was had.

Same place as last week but saw a lot of other things and different campsite.

This field was so pretty the picture doesn't capture that.

The basic two holer with a pretty fancy door. Probably would still serve the purpose quite well.

Just about home and if you have this much snow around this time of year the weather is just a different breed of cat that is for damn sure.

It's time to move on sooner than later.


  1. Me too Patrick and thanks for telling me what they are.

  2. glad ya found the sun dood. my youngest, stephanie, is living near greeley, colorado, and has declared the weather there to be bi-polar -- during the past week, she had 4" of snow, rain, sunshine brought the temps to 70, and then there were tornadoes.

    great pics, as always dood

  3. That's just the way it is down there Suzanne but it is still a mild climate compared to the high country. She'll like it a lot. I think spring has finally arrived here at least for this week anyway.

  4. OF, could you please post some info on pictures #6 and #7?
    Picture #5 may be the first rock painting I've ever seen that I can understand the reason the artist took the time to do it - looks like he was bragging to me . . .
    Could #5 be a variety of lily? I've never seen a columbine quite like it.

  5. You don't know the state flower of Colorado? I remember it and left there when I was ten.
    They've become common down in sympathy here ever since the tragedy at Columbine HS

  6. Are you positive about that Pat cuz everyone who's seen them says they don't know what they are..

  7. Hands and birdies jeg but I think I understand.

    I found several of these on the way down this drainage. Started at the top way back there if you zoom in. These weren't formed by water running over them that's for sure. This area was an ocean at one time. I don't have the answer on that jeg.

    The grave site was at a homestead site maybe 15 miles NE of Rangely. This was the only thing I could find of it.