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.


An Arch Now Has A Name

Last year while hiking to explore these different rock formations came across this. It looked like two birds with their beaks together. I thought about giving it a name then but that seemed a bit strange. I was unable the first time to view this from the ground below which is one of the things I wanted to do last weekend and did.

The formation on the right changes a bit from below but the one on the left still looks like a bird.

On the way back to the car a Dinosaur Park ranger stopped and chatted with me and asked if I'd been to the arch. I asked him if it had a name and he said no.

Because it takes a lot more effort to see this from the bottom and it looks more like two birds kissing from the top and the fact it does not have a name it does now.

The name I've given it is "The Kissing Birds Arch",

Why not!

Cross posted @ The Picture Place


  1. IMHO the middle picture looks like a dolphin kissing Darth Vader. Nice pictures, what kind of lizard is it?

  2. It does look like a dolphin as well. No doubt. I do not have that answer for you. There can be a lot of them and I like taking their pictures.This one was only 2-3" long and cooperated quite nicely.

    Thanks for stopping by Mont. I am taking a break from the politics for a time and concentrating on other things that are more important than politics and I'm better off for it. Bad part is that I miss reading my buds but I just don't want to get Drawn back into it at this time. Hope you are good!

  3. I keep trying to avoid 100% politics. I had a post about a golf ball that is difficult to slice. Here is the link so you won't upset your chi. Enjoy :-)


  4. Although not a fan of Nicklaus he said some time ago you control the game with the ball. He's right. I'll be looking for these.

  5. If you find them, use them in good health. That one article has driven more traffic to my blog than anything I thought was important.
    Go figure.