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.


Big Ones

This is one of the reasons I never tire of taking this drive from NW Colorado to the south central part of the state. It's vistas like this and at times these mountains seem ever bigger as they did last Sunday. 


  1. Every time I would drive back to Minnesota from Santa Fe, that range of mountains in the distance along southern Colorado... Even the name of it gets to my heart.... Nice country. BTW: That is one fine porch, with a more than fine view. Beautiful photograph.

  2. I have driven past this place


    for years Teresa and they finally opened it a while back. From the 1860's I believe and what a place it must have been plus all the stories. What a backdrop indeed.

  3. Went over Monarch Pass last year at the first of March...what a drive, especially since it started snowing when we were about a mile or so from the summit. Oh, and we were in a 26 foot box truck loaded with about 300,000 baby Christmas trees.

  4. But you made it didn't you? Most of the time you can. Thanks for the visit Mr. Guy!