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.


Just This Afternoon

The pictures were not very good either. Overcast with a bit of snow in the air. Still no good moose stuff. Eventually there will be some up close action with these guys. I do not tire of seeing these animals.

I just messed around with this one a bit and it's not too bad.


  1. Didn't know Colorado had Moose, just deer and elk. Beautiful animals.

  2. That picture did turn out nicely. The critter is in sharp focus.

  3. There's getting to be more all the time Patrick but for some reason I have not been in the right place at the right time. Actually that's not quite true as there's been a couple of decent opportunities but I screwed them both up.

    As in your post Cujo about the settings on your camera this I had to manipulate. It's tough with snow on the ground and a dark animal like this.

    I use ACD that came with my camera. With my second Pentax camera there was a new version of that which I did not like and put the old back in. It's quick and easy for me but like everything it's what you're familiar with.

    When you do the auto feature of that program just to see and nothing happens that's a sign you got something right and happens quite a bit. This was manually manipulated and there are many not very good ones taken this time of year.

    A picture blog for you when????