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.


Butler Wash Ruins

This is a ruin seen some time ago and wanted to get close to it by coming up the drainage. Did that last week and this turned out to be one of the easiest climbs of several I did last week around Cedar Mesa in Utah.

The easy came after I quit thinking about the best way to get there as it was hard till then.


  1. Isn't that so true? Let go, stop thinking and everything gets easier. A lesson I have to relearn time and time again.

    What amazing ruins. Butler Wash is a magical place. So glad you posted a video. I remember how even the air feels better up on Cedar Mesa.

  2. I wish I could go back right now. It takes five minutes to get the stuff in the car.

    Can't though as we're still dealing with winter and it snowed again as usual last night plus it flooded a bit as well.