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.


Oh They're Sooo Cute

And they were. Was not very close but there should be other chances. Do not be deceived with the sun seen with the flower picture or the last one out the window early yesterday morning. It was a real crappy day and this morning is worse and the day will be as well. If there's a good thing about it it's that there's no snow on the ground - - - yet. There isn't a person who lives here who isn't in a foul mood.


  1. A mama bear and her cubs, something you don't want to get between. They do look so cute following after MaMa. I talked to my brother in Pueblo last night and he said the mountains look like they're going to get it... again.

  2. It snowed night before last and the sun finally came out for a bit in the afternoon yesterday. It eventually got up to above 50 and is overcast and sprinkling this morning.

    200% of normal for the snowpack and it still remains up there.