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.


And It Was Good

I had a excellent fun time and got done what I wanted plus more. Soon we will officially name a new arch and have a comparison of rock art heads I believe has a wee bit of merit. Till then take a moment and enjoy a wonderful piece of the morning from yesterday. I like this HD camera I bought. It does make things seem more real at least to me. I want to do this stuff all the time or at least half of it.


  1. Beautiful morning, and what a great place to be. A moose? How cool is that? I could feel the air. Nice.

  2. That moose had a hump like a camel. He went into the bushes and never saw him again. Mornings don't get much better than this one. Right now it's very nice out but rain is coming.