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.


Bang Bang Shoot Shoot

If you've not seen this it's a short clip on how easy it is to buy a Glock pistol and high capacity clips. The reality is that nothing will change. What I fear is that a automatic weapon will be used where hundreds and possibly thousands of rounds could be shot. That can be accomplished with small caliber bullets and they are out there.  I wouldn't want to be anywhere nears to this killing machine.


  1. Add to that a bunch of our 'friends and neighbors' in the crowd who are armed with this same shit...It's bound to happen, man...THIS is why we CAN'T take to the streets like our brothers and sisters in North Africa.

    Speakin of cold...I remember some years ago when I lived out at my 60 acre hippie homestead, Mother Earth News, back to the land outfit. Winter was not something to FUCK WITH. Chains with double cross pieces on all fours diggin in low range, blowin black smoke with that old 85 Ford 6.9 diesel. That was a good snow truck, but I liked my Willies pickup with a 283 & 7-50x16's LOTS better in Spring mud...Do I miss it? Don't GET me started telling stories!

    Peace, eh?

  2. That would be he result Our side doesn't think about conflict ---the other looks forward to it.

    Bring on some stories.