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.


Josie Morris Not Wales

You had to be tough to live out here by yourself for years miles from nowhere and this women was just that. Use your imagination. She used two box canyons to corral her animals one which had a spring. This is also where these grow only.

You are looking at one of the box canyons above this building. The other is a ways to the right (east) of this one.

The exact location of this site is lower center right.


  1. I am in awe of these women. I often think about these brave souls as I travel west, at 70mph, heading for Colorado. Viewing the Flint Hills on I-70, my mind aways pictures the pioneers. It's raining here, in the KC area, but "back then" they couldn't afford to wait out the rain...they had to keep moving or die.

  2. Exactly TMoon. As messed up as some things are in the US most do not have a clue how good we have it here and yet they bitch and moan about the most mundane crap.

  3. I've so been enjoying your photographs & video. Thank you for taking me places I'd never get to see for myself. You're quite gifted...

  4. Wonderful post!

  5. Thank you jeg and Patrick.

    As for you Skip 2 that was very kind of you and I mean that. For the few that come by and appreciate the simple things of what is recently posts on every day life it means a lot to me. Thank you all again.