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.


I Think I Could Live Here


  1. Is that a yurt? I have always wanted to live in one. I love cave-like rooms, pared down to the essentials. Is that near Monument Valley or Valley of the Gods, or? Blue sky and red rock, always a beautiful combo.

  2. Morning Teresa.

    An investigation was done as to where this structure is at and the closest determination that can be had is that this is somewhere for sure now-between Hovenweep and Canyon de Chelly.

    It's nor a yurt. I just thought they are a new style hogan. They are common.

    Take a second and check this link out to snow pack info that Russ left that you/me and many have to face coming very shortly.


  3. Man, that's some fancy digs. They have that new-fangled grid electricity stuff.

    Some of the places I've been are so off-the-grid that the only power they have is power they make themselves with windmills, solar panels, and/or generators. Was at one tiny little store out in the desert, sitting on the front porch drinking a cold soda from their cooler, wandered back into the store and looked through a door, there was the batteries to the solar panel array on their roof. Nearest grid wires were about 50 miles away...