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.


Sizzle Made It

Here's the cat named Sizzle found after the fire outside of Boulder.  Story Link  It's a good story.

He doesn't look too chipper here.

He looks better in this one and is the only animal not returned to the owner of over a hundred found.

Good kitty!


  1. That's a great picture up top. Good for sizzle! I was just telling trice it is sick what people do to cats. We feed feral cats and noticed a real wild one last night. We are strict with dogs but cats do what they want and people just throw them away.

  2. Poor kitty. Hopefully someone will claim him or they can find a home with loving owners.

  3. Hopefully, he's just surly due to the discomfort of the burns.

  4. If the owners don't come forward there will be a bunch who will want to give this cat a very good life.

    I wish I could move in too.

  5. Jim-that was one that was from fishing on Thursday. There were not many others. It's either fish or take pictures. Wish I could say I caught a bunch but I can't.

  6. Nice to see Sizzle getting love.