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.


Meet Mommy

Had never seen this before. Sitting outside and this weird looking spider came buy. There was going to be a picture for sure and when I flicked him so he wouldn't get in the grass several dozen little bitty ones fell or dropped off. This is borderline gross and I don't think we could ever be friends so most did not survive.


  1. Looks like something that could be a star on one of those old Sci Fi movies out of the 50's.

    Those type of critters will be around a long time after the human species has moved on.

  2. OMG!!!! That is terrifying!!! Is it a tarantula?? I know Colorado has them walking around like we have grasshoppers, YIKES!

  3. The babies stay on the momma's back I know that. Ugly for sure though.

  4. Like roaches,carp and ticks.

    This is a wolf spider and the body of this was not that big.

    Ugly and just strange.