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.


Mennonites Boo Hooing

UPDATE 4/12   A couple months ago I saw where the Mennonites won this case. Seems odd to me .

Say they're getting picked on because they are being ticketed for using steel cleats they put on their tractors that rip up the county's roads.
Bull shit it does.

Old Order Groffdale!! Sounds like a bunch of dark age hooey to me. What the hell is that supposed to mean and who gives a shit anyway.

The defense says the Amish put steel cleats on their horsey's horse shoes. Lets get this straight. Horses and tractors on black top roads are two separate things. Mennonites are not Amish.

You stupids you. My dollars paid for these roads and no you do not get to add devices to the wheels of your tractor that rip my dollars to pieces. It's just that simple.

Keep crying and maybe the beck whore will pick up your cause.



  1. Seems like another group that can't be reasoned with...

  2. I'd vote for confiscation rather than ticketing . . .

  3. Watch these Menonites One Fly. I always tell the story of how I got whipped by an Amish guy, but it was probably a Menonite.

  4. I need to hear that story Truth.

  5. It seems you've ran out of tolerance for a certain religious group. Well, look at the bright side of things. At least they work, work with tractors. Our religious people are more in the line of learning and getting allowances from the government.

  6. Tolerance has nothing to do with it Duta. Amish use no powered tools.

    I thought I made it clear that religion does not give you a pass when you infringe on others who foot the bill because you feel as a group you are special and do not want/need to follow the rules.

    AS for tolerance of religion - here at OTC the is hardly any for any group save for Native American and Amish because both leave such a small footprint if ant and do not force their beliefs on others.

  7. This doesn't even sound like a religious issue. It's about maintaining the quality of roads, which is a big enough problem in Colorado, and doing so without undue expense to the taxpayers.

    Horseshoe cleats look nothing like those monstrosities in the picture or even what we imagine them to look like when we think of athletic/golf shoes. The Amish do use them but are meeting with resistence in some communities. Show jumpers use them for traction. There's all the difference in the world between cleats (kind of flat and out to the sides) and these WWII tanker clunkers.

  8. The cleats are most likely for mud and to extend the life of the tires, but when push comes to shove always claim your religion makes you do it.