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.


What It Would Be Like

This weekend went for a long overdue visit to see a very good long time bud and his family. He works for a water district and his/their job is water quality.

This district is one of the very first that returns waste water that reaches the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River which is very close. There are amounts of bad stuff allowed by law that water districts all over this country are allowed to put back in.

This district takes a very different position on this and puts absolutely nothing back in. The water is purer or just as pure as when it started out before going down the drain or sewer.

Their philosophy is that they want to be the example of that if all along the line who discharge back into the river (there are many) put these numbers back that are allowed that way down towards the end of the line there would be issues because of the shear accumulation of numbers. The EPA determines most of these numbers.

Can you imagine what it would be like if government did not take part in this process and there was no oversight by government like repuglicans want.

It's crazy that this position is given even a moment of possible credibility but yet that's how stupid we are as a nation.

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