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.


Historic Snowpack Numbers

UPDATE 4/24:  From a comment a site with some important graphics on current snow levels in North America. 

I have never linked to this local fish wrapper but maybe once or twice but this article is full of information and very interesting.

What is important to know is that all this snow is still up there and also for the most part what is at lower elevations is still here as well.

It's gotta come down and when it does things will get more than interesting.


“Mountain crews have been up top over the past week, with one individual saying that the summit stake read 160 inches” Tuesday, ski area spokesman Mike Lane said Friday. “Larry Pierce took a photo of the summit stake measuring 149 inches yesterday before any more snow fell overnight. I don’t think we have ever seen snow that high on the Buddy statue. I know I’ll never doubt tapping or touching Buddy’s statue for good luck and good snow ever again.”


  1. good view of snow pack here in the east.


    and I am not happy!

    I wanna ruin a good walk...

  2. Looked that over real good and it's a dramatic as the local numbers here.