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.


Wounded Knee

Wanted to touch base for just a bit. Pretty uneventful.

The bad header picture is the burial site at Wounded Knee. It's run down. Depressing like other things here.

Crazy Horse was killed here and the building is a replica.

I respect that Ann I really do and think I understand at least a little bit.

Drive on driver.

Have a good one. Very warm the last two days.


  1. Take heart that you are seeing more of this country and it's history than 95% of the rest of the population will ever get to do again.
    Even if they wanted to.

    Have a good time my friend.
    I got lucky and got to see a great deal of this nation in my time. All but the Islands, Alaska and the North East.

    I ain't dead yet either.

  2. Wind-swept desolation. Interesting, none-the-less.

  3. Ever read bury my heart as wounded knee? That really is depressing.

  4. Thanks Busted I do enjoy this and chances are low I will ever get back this way again.

    The wind wasn't blowing Leslie and I very much enjoyed the drive through the southern part of South Dakota and you are correct by the way.

    I have Jim and the condition of this site is a direct reflection of the plight and attitude of Native Americans.

  5. Interesting shape of the memorial on the site where Crazy Horse was killed!

  6. What a sad chapter in US history. It seemed better tended when I last saw it 40 years ago.

  7. I've never seen that Duta but it's years out when this will be completed.

    Before the siege TC. Bad shape for sure. Had a fellow come up and hit me for some money and he brought up that period. These Native Americans continue to battle.