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.


Another Maybell Helper Plus A Real Stumper

A feel good message for all the travellers passing through Maybell. Feel better??

But it's this one that has me really confused. Found this in Rangely  and I tell you if this was on the highway in Maybell there would have been mayhem all over the place with people trying to cypher this out and drive the speed limit at the same time.

I'm serious-can someone explain this to me please.


  1. They speak in Forked tongue.
    Like Yogi Berra used to say==
    if you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  2. W.T.F. is an [orgon donor]? ? ?

  3. I looked at that several times and missed it. This is right down Fearguth's alley.

  4. I believe that the second sign is a reference to Matthew 6:26.

    "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"

    It goes on to say stop worrying about clothing and shelter and whatnot, because God will provide. You know, if Christians would actually follow this advice more, I think there'd be a hell of a lot less Christians on the planet. Which would probably be a good thing.

  5. Ano-thank you!

    Even back in the god days they could have force me to recite this many times and it still would not have stuck.

  6. Ah yes.
    But our Emperor has no clothes.
    What shall we do?
    What shall we do?

  7. Maybe it's a SIGN of the times we live.

    I'd move! ;)

  8. Free birdseed forever! We can spend the rest of our days pretending we are baseball players and sit around spitting sunflower hulls all day. Whoopee!

  9. Actually I found the Maybelle sign encouraging, if misspelled:

    orgone |ˈôrgōn|
    (in the theory of Wilhelm Reich) a supposed sexual energy or life force distributed throughout the universe that can be collected and stored (in an orgone box) for therapeutic use.

  10. You know in a way I don't blame the people who go to places of worship [gathering] because there is security in numbers and all they are seeking is some level of security. What bothers me is that they all show up at a place where the guy running it earns a living for him and his family [in most cases] and the more the meeting place takes in the more he might make down the road. Yes they seem different to you and I but they do it for a reason, insecurity!