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.


Mountain Lions and Coincidence

I wish I could say I saw me some mountain cats but I did not. On the way out of town to find another color besides white ran across an excellent good friends truck as it's not hard to miss and figured she was very close by. She was.

Was instructed to look for cat tracks. OK.

Returning to my car after a short hike there was a jeep parked to the right of mine in this picture. A local fellow was in there looking around with some binocs. Turns out he does the very same thing I do in the Vail valley and that we have a couple of the same friends and several acquaintances as well. We talked ----and we talked and talked some more. Spanish and Navajo relatives in his family. We both had a lot of fun and hope we meet again.

I stop at this spot every once in a while. He pulled up there to look at the rock ledge that the arrow points to because that's where mountain lions like to hang out. I will be looking from now on as I have never see one of these animals.

It may not be much folks but I can't tell you how big a kick I get outta shit like this.


  1. Like the new format.

  2. This is the best blog!! Wow, the photos alone would hook me, One.

  3. I kind of like it to jeg.

    Billie you flatter me---thank you. I have sent you an e-mail.