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.


Business Is Good

Don't ever believe the oil and gas company's when they bitch and moan about too many regulations to do business. Take a look at the number of wells in this picture and if you go out there you will find many that are new and there are monster facilities that have been built and that are under construction to process and or help with the distribution. This is located SW of Rangely,CO and south of Vernal,UT. This is just a small part of it. What's located at the arrow though is this and it's called Fantasy Canyon and it's unfortunate it's surrounded by these wells as it stinks bad out there because it's way too cool.

The area shown is about 15 miles wide.

It's raining and looks like it's going to snow.


  1. Thanks, sweetie.

    Everyone needs to be made aware of this.

    You rock!


  2. I feel special oh so special - - thank you Suzan.

  3. I think just looking at their profit and loss figures tells us they're doing well. They also tell me that they could probably do better about preserving the areas they drill in. Some try, but as we've seen with BP, some clearly don't, and they feel like they don't have to.

  4. You can tell when you're cruising around the guys out there do not like to see you at all. Everything is theirs just like dumb ass ranchers think they own BLM land.