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.


Happy Father's Day

The best to all Father's out there and I know most of you hold your children very close to your heart. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my Dad taken in France in 1945. Enjoy your day.


Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. I am not one and my dad is gone so the best to all of you guys out there. I bet my blogger friends who are fathers have some great kids. I miss my dad!

FROM '08

This is the first Father's Day I will not be making that call. I claim my Father's brother Rollie as a substitute Dad for this year. What I miss most is making those calls on a whim just to bs. The picture is a one shot deal. Up for a day only for the obvious reason. Taken next to the cornfield over two years ago the one I grew up in and my Dad farmed. Dad's name was Paul. NOTE The picture is back and will remain.


Dad is gone-Uncle Rollie's pooch gone-just found out another long time friend gone at 47-a first cousin soon to be gone-Tim Russert bang, gone at 58 my age-Mom's side of the family having a history of being gone just like that.

May not be related to Father's Day but very much value the close and few friendships I have and that includes relationships on the highway of the internets those that are the most informed of all.

Given the fragility of life every once in a while and the importance some put on theirs it's good to put things in perspective now and then. After all none of us are no more than piss ants in time. I love this video.

                  WHAT WE ARE


  1. A couple of days ago, I cooked dinner for my grandson on the occasion of his 11th birthday. We had Surf 'N Turf (ribeye steak and super-jumbo boiled shrimp), corn-on-the-cob, and mashed potatoes. So today isn't just Father's Day; it's Grandfather's Day!

    Thanks for the good wishes, One Fly.

  2. That it is and looking back I think I was my Dad's Dad favorite in some ways. I spent a lot of time with him and enjoyed it all. Those were the good days I tell you for a young man. You did a good thing there my friend and in the process made me hungry.

    As time goes on it seems there are less and less of those interactions with people that stand out as yours does.

    Have a good day Fearguth.

  3. You are a good man onefly. To me fathers day is also sons and daughters day. One can not be without the other. Y&Y

    I am sure you were a great son to your dad.

  4. Happy Fathers Day to you as well.

  5. Happy Fathers Day.

    Got up early this morning and drove 3 hours to have breakfast with my 2 sons, Justin (19yo) and Loren(17yo) and it was well worth it.

    I am divorced and live quite a ways from them and thought they would like to know that their dad is still there for them. For me Fathers Day is a 2 way street.

  6. I don't have my dad with me either, he died at the very tender age of 60! That is so young isn't it?

    That is a great picture of you and your dad!

  7. I'm lucky. Dad is still alive and kicking. He's also my best friend. In a twisted way, if it weren't for the Bush years I'd have almost nothing to complain about. Blogging would be of no use.

  8. And what the result was with Bush was so horrendous many like myself felt the need to scream out and blogging was the venue.

  9. That picture of your dad in France, he could have been a matter of miles from my own dad, he was there too. RIP.