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.


Nasty Weather

Yesterday evening. Two trees fell on homes here but it really raised hell to the west a couple miles. Pretty isolated and there aren't tornadoes here. Micro burst how about that. These are old trees and at my work place the last several years there have been so many trees lost from wind to insects the whole place has changed in areas. This is a pimple on an ass compared to the Gulf. Just hate to see this happen.

When I left for work this morning I was thinking about just this. 


  1. It's amazing actually. We had that here too. I do not remember so much harsh weather and conditions and so wide spread and often.

    They supposedly stopped all the oil from leaking but we will see what tomorrow brings.

  2. This type of thing happens here. I think there were 20,000 acres knocked down maybe 8-10 years ago.

    But yes Jim let's see what tomorrow brings.

  3. Nature can be the ultimate WMD when it wants to.