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.


Good Morning

I know nothing much and that's probably a good thing. The picture at the top was taken a few minutes ago. Just got fed an excellent breakfast and have a job to do this morning as my cousins mower broke down and we have to get it up to another cousin's place to have it repaired. The camshaft gear broke and he was going to trade it for new one in the spring. Repairing this will not increase the value even a penny. I have two of the same motors in a different machine and both of these failed with the identical issue. I'm sure our mutual relative will screw his cousin just right. This could easily be a 1000 smackers.

Spent the day yesterday visiting and will do that some more after we get this project done of hauling this machine 20 some miles north west. Plan on visiting a teacher from a long time ago. Who wouldn't when your greeted with a giant hug and a "Oh ###### you were my best student of all of them". You betcha I can live with that!

Have a good one and the weather remains sooo nice.


  1. "I'm sure our mutual relative will screw his cousin just right."

    Whatever happened to the old expression "Blood is thicker than water" as in you take care of your own?

  2. Not when it comes to money around here Mont.