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.


I'll Miss This

Some of the best fishing I've ever had has been at this place. There's another spot that rivals this but this is my favorite. The other place is hard and dangerous for me alone. This spot is very easy with levels like these. We're talking give or take 150 in an afternoon. Of course not every time but it happens. Have to say myself there's a fair amount of action here and I can't tell you enough how much fun it is to see these fish come up after a dry fly and you can see that pretty well in this. It just doesn't get much better! Watch closely.

Mostly rainbows and they don't get much bigger than this. Next time you go it might be all brookies and you can catch a cutthroat if you're lucky. The other place you can get the other one which is a brown and when that happens that's way too cool.


  1. OF
    I'm so jealous;) What fun..
    Good for you my friend

  2. Don't be-I'm lucky Tim that's what it is.

  3. Beautiful spot, can't say I ever caught that many. You live the life Tom but you know that!

  4. It's gonna be a sonofabitch when that luck runs out Jim!

  5. Woe... giving away your fishing hole :) You are one mean catch and release... throwing the fish back in the water instead of gently releasing the fish. Next summer, I'll be heading your way. It will be road trip time for us.

  6. That won't happen for you Bud, It may happen around you but you are good to go. Take care!

  7. My fondest memories of Colorado was fishing with my grandfather.

  8. What a fascinating video!
    To someone like me who sees the fish only on the plate, this video reveals a whole new world.
    It's very skillfully done. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I bet it was good fishing too Patrick.

    Duta thank you but don't know how much skill there is here. My friend and I are the only ones out of about 15 who actually fish. My standing comment to these people is that the only fish they've ever see has been looking up at them from a plate.

    I don't know how much humor if any they see in that if any but I think it's funnier than hell.