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.


Not Good

This is in jest but do I need to go back to posting about politics? Why - because the weather is so depressing as well. 34* and maybe an inch of snow this morning.

I am not an expert on spring run off in this area but have been here long enough to understand that everyday we have like this and this has been going on five weeks has the potential of making what's coming even worse. At work we are literally a month behind with things we normally do outside.

The river is tame as are the creeks and I see a couple sucker holes out there so maybe it's not a dire as it been sounding around here but I doubt it very much.

Have a good one.


  1. Once the runoff hits that river won't be tame.
    I really wish we'd get some of that runoff, but most of it's going east and west, not south.

  2. Beautiful photo of some Very cool ruins in your header. Canyon de Chelly?

  3. Yes it is teresa - the only one you could get close to.

    If it were my choice Patrick you could have a lot of what's coming. Tell me are you up for a round at Paco Ridge? It's up by Santa Fe on a rez. This fall later in November or early spring. Won't cost a thing.