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.


He Had An Arch - Now He Doesn't

When I came across this on Saturday  I had to think if it's close enough to being an arch and I think it is. Then I thought shit fire I'll name it Fly's Arch. Then I said I can't do that it looks too much birds kissing or some thing like that. The one on the right looks like a porpoise too. In any case this is the Kissing Bird's Arch.

Here's another shot.

And one from down below.

Close to this was this which to me from this angle looks like a huge turtle.

But from this angle like a platypus.

Now I can only venture a guess what some people might think they see here.


  1. Those are pretty cool, makes me think of vee-da-voo between Cheyenne and Laramie Another area that has to be seen to be appreciated!

  2. I've not been in there and that is a great link provided here that's worth looking at.

    Thanks Jim!

  3. I had a ball there when I was in the military. I was quite athletic and had a ball climbing the rocks and at
    Curt Gowdy

  4. There are some good things in Wyoming now aren't there. Glad you know about what the West is like Jim.

  5. Yeah Tom I have had some good times in Colorado and Utah too!

  6. Wow, a platypus rock. does it lay rock eggs?