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.


Can It Really Be So

As much as the catholic church and pedophile priests get hammered here this latest round of accusations is incredibly bad. 21 priests put on leave and you have a red robed cardinal on his knees saying sorry. If this turns out to all be true which I sincerely hope not maybe it's time to take legislative action against the poop Benny and his minions here to protect the children from these men who wear robes.


  1. I think the problem may be that the Roman Catholic Church, with Vatican City, has it's own form of government and is hard to reach through legislative action, although, I agree, if this was happening in any other sector of society we would take action.

    I think.


    I'm trying not to stay in a pissed off state of mind, but then I think of the pin I have that says, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."

  2. I said that about legislative action Teresa just to annoy any believers that come by. Of course that would never happen but once again the depth of this issue with priests and the cc has reared it's ugly head. This particular one is huge.

    Outraged you betcha. Can I still smile and laugh a bunch?? Double you betcha!

  3. I'm glad you can still smile and laugh a (double) bunch. If we don't those miscreants win, and That is not going to happen. Not on our watch. :)

    The header photo - Trinidad ?

  4. Some little town which I cannot remember the name of along the Mississippi in NE Iowa.

  5. Chances of seeing priests in prison is probably similar to that of seeing the guys who "shock and awed" thousands and thousands of Iraqis into dust motes...

  6. and that's the way it is Mr. N.