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 Short Film By OF And Phil

The middle of last month went down to the ranch where I met up with Strudel Boy who by the way is now Phil. We went in an attempt to make our own short film on a couple of things neither of which happened. Came away with this one below which is kinda close to what we wanted for one but not really. This is still very representative of the area. I don't really feel comfortable being in these things but that's the way it has to be at times.

Phil and I live for this stuff and if we could that's all we want to do. We love the fact that for the most part we have everything to ourselves and there is never a time where we don't find very interesting things along the way. This time one of the things found was a deserted enclave of several houses. We snooped around a bit did some video but there's not really enough there for a film. Hope you enjoy this at least a little bit.

This week my fishing bud and I went to a favorite place of mine and were able to get a number of strikes on video while fly fishing and soon hope to get that together just because it's fun.


  1. Beautiful country, Fly. My only problem was that I could not hear the first 1:15.

  2. Oh my-thanks for telling me that TC. Of course it works for me. Did you click on the video and view it on You Tube itself?

    If anyone else has an issue with videos posted here please say so.

    There is a friend who e-mailed me who can't comment and to exit has to go back twice. I don't have a clue about that.

    Could you try later TC and see if you get the same results?

  3. Another great video Fly, the sound was a little quiet for a minute, I think the reporter is too far away from the camera, next time try filming Phil from the waist up and I'm sure that will work. You have the best adventures. - Holte

  4. Thanks Holte I will remember that and if I don't please chew my ass out.

  5. Still the same, my friend, and yes. I always view vids at YT. Better throughput that way.

    I didn't mean to complain. Just thought you'd want to know. :-)

  6. No way is it a complaint because we need to know these things.

    So if anyone who should come buy experience the same please make note of that in a comment.