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.


A Few From Today

Went for a short ride as it took me a long time to get organized this morning. In any case ran across a couple things.

I like this one but the one at the top of the page tomorrow is the same guy but may be the best dragonfly picture I've ever taken. 95% of these end up deleted plus don't have many red ones so that's good.

Then this fellow walked out onto the road. Pretty good size and didn't have a care in the world. Was still a ways away so this isn't very good. But cool to see for sure.

I put this in because this table sits in a small park on state land that was put together by county employees back 27 years ago. Still usable and the place has been mowed. I'd rather federal funds be made available to keep things like this up rather than keeping up our wars around the world. Know what mean there sapphire.

These guys are real working horses not pets most have around here. They just have the day off is all.

Cross posted @ Fly's Picture Place


  1. We sure have our priority's fucked up.

  2. Great pics fly - Holte