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.


Guvmint For Us And Anyone Else

These people who work in our National Parks,BLM offices,Monuments etc. are the best - - period! Courteous,knowledgeable and helpful plus much more.

Funds from the recent stimulus package are resurfacing roads inside and outside of parks in Arizona.

That and work inside these wonderful amazing places where all are welcome no matter where you are from providing amenities for many who may need them.

So they can at least be able to see some of the things that belong to each and every one of us. Like this for instance.

These parks and these lands in the West are owned by we the people. We must never let the rich and or the powerful gain any more control over what is ours.


  1. One of the truly great things done for this country was providing for preservation of these wild places. You're right. They belong to all of us and absolutely Must be preserved.

    Thanks for the great photos. The folks who work these places are outstanding. I have to say that ruin in your header photo looks familiar. I wonder if I've been there....

  2. I agree. And great photos... An area near here is, how should I put it...hick, redneck, anyway you get the picture. They're laughing about the stimulus money because they said it was a stupid idea. They got some of it and built a sidewalk that goes nowhere..just to spend it. And, they're laughing because they think the stimulus was stupid??? Makes me sick to think of their waste...when so many places, such as the National Parks, need this funding so badly.

  3. Thanks girls! This is the first ruin in South Mule Canyon Teresa. It's about a mile up and was the only one I took time for last Saturday morning before heading for home. And I did find the ones you told me about and there will be a post on those sometime. Thank you for that. That was where I got my ouchywawa.

    And TMoon you are so very correct!

  4. I thought those ruins looked familiar. That's a nice hike. Glad you found those sites. Ouchywawa? Be sure to include that in your post.

  5. I will do that. Now there is a "Hurt" folder but so far haven't gone there. Not just me but others as well. For as bad as some of them look the pain was very little. I doubt if there is much interest in that at least with my sophisticated readers. Careful now.

  6. Fly, the idea of the Commonwealth is soooooo important and is seldom discussed. Kentucky is a Commonwealth and I doubt if a teacher in the state talks about the concept. Here's a brief paean to fishing my son wrote. The man would sell me down the river for a bass boat. http://thebookofcletis.blogspot.com/2011/04/fish-on-by-aaron-richardson.html
    Also, a tribute to my dad from my son. http://thebookofcletis.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-havent-forgotten-grandpa-by-aaron.html