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.


Success Kind Of

Let's just say if multitudes needed to be fed today almost all would have gone hungry. You're looking at the catch of the day and I'm glad I got this one. Wind was howling and I missed the three others that gave me a chance. One chased it so good and tripped the trigger too early. Water is still high but next week it will be real good down there.

Had new waders on that I thought would work so well. Wrong - I fell three times because they have no traction on the rocks and something will have to be done.

A few other pictures from today and a short video of how not to run rapids.

So sorry you have to go to bed hungry kiddies-really.

There wasn't much action and it took a long time before I even saw a fish. When I got home fished out back and nice water but again not a fish was stirring for the one fly that I use. Whether is was here or there I had a blast today and feel so fortunate I am able to go and do what I did today.


  1. glad you had a good time today!

  2. Went fishing Wednesday. Lake Jacksonville, rated the best bass lake in Illinois by Field and Stream is about 90 minutes away. My two idiot fishing partners decided to go to a sewer of a lake called Argyle cause it was only an hour away. I got a nice tan.

    I should do a post on this trip cause it was comical how everything was fucked up. Glad to see you caught something.

  3. Yes Nunya it was okay and it's always better when there's a bit of action. The water is still high from runoff but will be good very soon.

    Some of my favorite fishing times back there Truth came from fishing those small farm ponds. For whatever reason I can't throw lures as it bothers my shoulder but a with a fly rod it doesn't happen.