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.


Wondering Why

While on Google Earth and visiting Kansass and noting the large amount of center pivot irrigation systems in this particular area. I saved the picture to visit later which I finally did and then noticed what I70 did and wondered about that as well.

I think I figured out why the road took the route it did rather than a direct route across no man's land. It was to bring the interstate much closer to these three towns shown here. I think guvmint did something good for these communities out in the middle of nowhere those many years ago. Something that has helped them survive and probably grow a bit as well.

If you click on this picture directly in the middle is a yellow line that is one mile.

Now they probably don't like guvmint anymore out there anymore because socialism is not good for their brand of Amerika ya see.


  1. Often as not, what people mean by "wasteful government spending" is spending that doesn't benefit them right now in a way they can understand.

  2. They don't understand much of anything, so almost anything could look bad and wasteful to them. This is what happens when families get stranded on the prairie for decades upon decades, winding up with nobody to breed with except themselves.