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.


Outlook Ruin Redux

We did return to the ruin found years ago for the second time this year at the end of September. Did a picture post about that here and finally got a video done the last few days about the same hike. This was difficult to do for several reasons and I sure as hell do not like to be talking so much but that's the way it is. We did make it out there and back taking over seven hours. This thing is too long and that's the way it is as well because we had difficulties the first day. Pictures are nice but video gives a better idea what it was really like. We tried and the truth of the matter the results of what was done with pictures and such could have been much better. What I enjoyed the most about it was finding what had to be there which was an opening in the rocks to climb up a 90 degree wall of rock the same way the Anasazi did those hundreds of years ago. If you watch this thank you for that. TB