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.


Weekend & Holiday Wishes

Very soon I am outta here to camp and look for more pictures. I will be hanging with my Mormon friends I'm sure in Utah. Will stay the same place as last week tonight because I can make it there before dark and it's a pleasant spot. I will not be around the internets.

A while back I posted that there were a number of hits coming from the "Next Blog" icon on top. Those are gone now and am back to 60-70 or so and that's just fine because no one stuck around just as I do most of the time when I use that icon.

But those who come by now are regulars and are considered good friends here at OTC and I thank you so much for coming here to see what this old pecker head has to say!!

Have a safe and fun filled holiday weekend.

You double betcha.


  1. Beautiful flowers! Have a ball and bring back some nice pictures!

  2. Have a great and SAFE trip Onefly. And don't call yourself a peckerhead, you sweet thang you!