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.


Better Than Yesterday

It had to have snowed 10" anyway. Friday was a lost day. It was 27* this morning and 45 now and might go a bit higher. It's actually pretty nice out and the sun was not expected. I just took these not too long ago.

This is a creek called Fish. What this is going to look like in a short time is going to amaze you.

This is maybe 3miles away at the most from where I live. Last year there were at least a thousand Sandhill cranes here in the same field for just one day but far away. You see them a lot but not anywhere in the numbers like in Nebraska. 

This is one spot where record numbers were set and I have to continue to remind. It's all still up there.

What happens when you get too much snow on a roof and don't get it off.


  1. Those sandhill cranes would be a wonderful sight. The first time I heard one and saw it poke its head up in a field, I thought I was in The Land That Time Forgot, that a pair of pterodactyls had landed in my field. Sounds like the snowmelt could make life interesting for awhile....

  2. We had a lot of snow in MA over the winter, and quite a few roofs collapsed.

  3. What beautiful pics...well not the one with the roof caved in. You live 3 miles from that beautiful creek? Too jealous... The one down the street from me is cemented...ugh!!! Can't wait to see the cranes. Must thank you for sharing...

  4. Hey guys the sun is out today. It was 21*.

    I accidentally walked up on one of these birds and it scared the hell out of me. They kind of look out of place here.

    I wonder what's coming next winter.

    TM there are a lot of creeks like this out here. Just wait this is really going to be something to see when things get raging like never before probably.

    It seems a bit odd that soon it will all be different around these waterways but it's coming for sure.

    I'm going for a cruise to the west and look around. It will be on roads traveled before but you always see a couple things that are unusual.