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.


For You Winter Lovers

Let it be known that I am available to change places with you if you live in a warm part of anywhere. It's true.

As of yesterday afternoon when the sun came out the ski mountain has recorded 74" and could easily break the record for most snow ever in November. If one listens closely you can hear squeals of joy coming from all points of the compass.

It's also 10* this morning and is getting colder.

Unlike the slugs in congress I know a deal can be made here.

Spring can not get here soon enough!


  1. When the snow starts falling is the only time I think about moving to LA.

  2. so that means we're not changing places I guess.

  3. I'd trade places with you in a heartbeat but I don't think you'd want to swap the snow for ice, the dryness for humidity, or the bug-free for the insects.

  4. Aaaaaah you lucky shit! I love snow and we're supposed to be mild here in the mid-Atlantic this winter! :-(

  5. It sucks to have to deal with, but the snow makes for some lovely pictures.

  6. We can do this Leslie as I wouldn't mind that for three months. Can you be sure and get to work on time and get a whole bunch done so I can sit on ass when I get back?? Thanks in advance.

    It is going to snow Sue. It's actually very nice out right now.

    I get tired of the white Cujo.

  7. Getting cold here, Adirondacks and it look to me that winters about to start.

    TB i hit delete instead of respond and have deleted all my contacts due to virus so, I'm working on that post kinda hit a wall on creativity and sense.

  8. How does a winter night's low of 65 sound? At that, we think hypothermia is setting in. Daytime winter about 80-85. Summer nights 85 with days at 90-95 with humidity between 70% and 90%. Oh, and 80 inches of rain a year.

  9. Hi Eric-that's one of the reasons the SW is a good place to live. No humidity and not a great deal of rain. You didn't mention incests.

  10. Dunno about the incests - some people call this the 'deep north' like you have your 'deep south' ;-)
    Insects aren't as a big a problem as people might think. A few mosquitoes at times but not too many bitey things.

    The humidity isn't hard to acclimatize to and the rains are lovely, especially when accompanied by thunder and lightning.