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.


About Time

That is to head back to Colorado. Close to wearing out my welcome plus the thrill is gone. Glancing at my blog list you guys have put such good stuff up and there is no way I can look at all of it let alone comment. I need to catch up for sure. Here are a few pictures from the last couple days. Nothing of any consequence at all only to illustrate what you see here. Later,OF


  1. We've switched spots as I'm posting this comment from Lyons, CO...on my way to the border. Love the Midwest photography!!

  2. Welcome back to Colorado!
    As usual, your pictures are awsome (especially the one with the deer).

  3. It's nice to see things and places that I know I never will. Thanks for that. Someday I hope to use my camera. Until then I depend on you..lol

  4. Nunya
    On the way out saw a couple in the very south of South Dakota and there's a picture there that's sooo good. It's going on the top here soon. On the way back yesterday there were so many headed east along I-80 I was surprised. That and container trains mixed in with combo trains. I think this coal was from Wyoming headed to who knows where back east.

    Thanks and you just be careful. You take good pictures as well and now blogger has made it so easy. I hope you post more.

    Thanks as well but that deer has a branch in front of his face. The other picture is of him running away. It looks like a 10 pointer if one looks real close. A highly prized animal and bow hunting has just started. FYI deer are a huge problem in Iowa because there are so many one has to be very aware when driving. He's a healthy one for sure.

    Yo Timmy
    Like Duta said to me "maybe you will" but I always say the pictures mean a bit more when you have an association with the picture taker no matter how small it is. It's fun and if a guy like me can do it Tim you can as well. I glanced at my pictures from this trip last night and there are a few out of many many that stand out but it was tough. I have a lot of icon pictures that I will make a post on as soon as I can that might be interesting.

    Thanks again you guys for taking the time to stop by and leaving your thoughts.