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.


A New Camera

I have been busy figuring out a new Hi-Def video camera the last few days. It was a long process in that it was not the camera but the process needed to be able to process MP4's. Thought I asked all the right questions but---- no. I believe I have it down and will probably keep it. Here is an example that has no redeeming value at all! The sun hardly comes out and white is not the best back round. I cannot wait for other colors instead of white.

Hi-Def add ons were put into Windows Movie Maker to get this done and another positive of that is the pictures are so much better as well. Just as good as looking at them normally. Here is an example of that.


  1. Even the temperature was in high-def. Brrr!

  2. It was maybe 25 or so. If the sun is out it makes a giant difference.

  3. Those fuel storage tanks are high dollar, eh? High dollar operation?

    HD looks nice.

  4. give me some red rocks please

  5. Con Vaults Russ and over 20 years old. If taken care of their life can be damn near forever I guess.

    If the sun is out I'll drive to the river and see how red looks this weekend.