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.


The US Is All Sorry Again

The U.S. apologized Wednesday for a recent helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers at an outpost near the Afghan border, saying American pilots mistook the soldiers for insurgents they were pursuing.

And this after a real quick investigation that indeed this did happen.

It's all good now and the hearts and minds I'm sure are back on board over there to get back to work on this terrorism thing.

I don't remember any apology's when our troops targeted anything that moved even with a white flag in Falloojeh. That was different ya know. Those women and Red Cross vehicles were those damn Iraqi insurgents and being human beings and innocent just don't mean squat in the big picture.

We do love ourselves plenty of blood and guts. Yessirree bobalooey!


  1. Seems like the Pakistani's have us right where they want us. They still won't open the Border and more than 80 supply trucks destroyed so far. I wish to God we could just come home and fight this so called terrorism from here.

  2. Me too my friend-we've always been on the same sane page together!

  3. I forgot to tell you I like the oak picture too!

  4. I didn't know whether to use that or not. Glad you liked that.