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.


Just A Little One

Many await what is coming (historic flooding most likely) but until the water starts to rise when it does warm up if ever it's still possible to fish and we did yesterday. Still experimenting and practicing with this camera and I see that there has to be another way these MP4's are converted as the quality of this video loaded directly to You Tube is better than the conversion uploads I've done.

The hound agrees it was a little one too and he's at the top of the page today because he just makes an excellent subject. It's raining and windy. The next several days will be crappy. April has been a lost month.


  1. Hahns is a great looking dog. Nice photo. The quality of the video is good. Looks like fun. Trout, I assume?

  2. He is a photogenic mutt for sure. I found a way to make the conversion from a mp4 to a WMV better thus the you tube result will be better as well. Yes trout.