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.


Last Weekend's Camping

No teeming masses in these places. Not much water but plenty of oil and gas.  Just want to give you an idea of what it's like out here. Pickups everywhere.

Cross posted at MMA


  1. I can see why those mountains are called the Rockies. It's all rock with very few trees. Nice, no bugs.

  2. No doubt about that Cats. I did get bit the second night but not too bad. Tiny tiny black flies.

  3. That Honda makes a good little camper, eh? and yes I love the camera although I am abit intimidated by the features and stuff. I need to figure out how to do movies, oh excuse me, picture shows...

  4. It works so well for that Russ ands I have it down on what is needed and it's not much.

    Practice - practice and yes read the instructions more than a couple times.