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.


Creatures From Vernal

I find this type of art amazing to say the least. This video gives a pretty good idea what this place is like. There's more over at the picture place.

This is the picture at the top of the page yesterday but a bit closer.


  1. Mr. Tommy, I was just in Dinosaur,and some of the art there looks like it could have been done by the same artist. The necklaces are very similar. Vernal is not that far away. It could happen.

  2. Without a doubt that could be so.

  3. They are not self portraits. The ancients depicted people from another world. They put them on stone as a sort of homage, and sign that they were waiting for their return.

    We are not alone.

    At least that is my opinion, and no one is going to change it. :)
    I am also waiting for their return, because I know that is the only thing that can save us from ourselves.

  4. RZ do you ever scare yourself? :-)

    Looks like self portraits to me, looks like a tribe with the weapons and jewelry.

  5. Sue: Only when I look in the mirror.
    You would think they were self portraits. That is expected.

  6. I'm always surprised to re-allow into my mind what a span of geography and time similar rock art images shared. Lots more communication managed to get around than a person might expect.

    Nice pics. Thanks for sharing them.

  7. I just believe Jules that these images were not imagined. Maybe some there's too much going on with these drawings. There was a lot of trading happening from far away.