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.


Flooding Is Going To Happen

The only question left at this point is how bad will it be. 

This picture was taken a short time ago. The forecast is not good meaning low temps and very little sun if any for at least through the rest of the week.

This today from the fish wrapper here.

Of course this doesn't bother the hound. He's laying around just like usual with no cares in the world.


  1. We've already got flooding. And it is going to get worse. I live far enough away from the river to relax, but my son is starting to sweat.

  2. Thanks for that JR. This thing has not even started here yet. It's 32* this morning.

    I feel bad that I haven't been reading even what my buds put up but I just have to stay away for a while.

    I will be putting up pictures as this thing gets rolling. Some of the county boys are saying a 150 year flood event.

    Giv'em hell and don't take any shit!

  3. I live enough above my river and flooding isn't a problem here. It sounds like it could get interesting there, though. The number of storms and the intensity that we've been seeing seems pretty daunting, and unusual....

    Love the pictograph photo in your header.

  4. I can't remember so many storms that in the last couple years that reach from Canada to down in the gulf. Probably wrong but I don't think it was quite like this in years past.