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.


Outta Town

And away from the internets for a few days. Headed for the ranch. It will be warmer there and little or no snow. The thermometer says it's -25 so add five and wa la there ya got -30 for the second day in a row.

Took my car to work and put it inside and am catching a ride in. Read the local fishwrapper and head out.

Need to get away as again I have become stagnate. Almost every post I put up later I find really bad errors more than one generally and that's after proof reading them more than once. Kind of embarrassing actually particularly when it's in the title.

I returned the hi-def camera and was hoping the other one would have come yesterday but it didn't. The reason was the battery did not last and in that model that is all there is just that battery only that can be used. The one coming does hi-def as well but you can use regular battery's to power it if the internal battery goes away. I carry six battery's for my regular camera and have used five on occasion.

I'm waiting for my ride so everyone have a safe next few days and stay warm. Be back on Sunday. Appreciate you stopping by.

Have a good one.

PS. I see where the Aljazeeralive feed button is not working - - - hmmm.