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.


River Rants

Because we've been talking rivers around here and my bud Fearguth has left a couple interesting comments I drug up this video Phil and I did back in fall '09. Not that it's that good but there are some interesting things in it. We try anyway. At the end of the movie you see where the Green River and the Yampa meet in Echo park. This was an impressive ride to get there and need to do it again while I still live here.

This is what the Green looked like less than two weeks ago at Jensen,UT. They say it will reach the bottom of the bridge and possibly a bit more. OH MY!


  1. Thanks for producing and sharing this video. Signed, an Enthusiastic Fan

  2. You're welcome Billie. Thank you and don't forget I am a huge fan of your as well.

  3. I loved the road. It reminds me of Deer Flats up on the mesa, one of my faves. I have never been to Dino, must remedy that, perhaps in the fall....

    Love the header photo. The bear looks perfectly content right where it is.

  4. Dinosaur NM is definitely a place I must visit.

  5. I hope you two make there. I don't think you would be disappointed plus there are other interesting things to see as well. I may go out to that area again this weekend. What I like is that you pretty much get all these places to yourself.

    If you care to and do come out tell me and I would be happy to offer suggestions to possible help make the experience a bit better.

    It's fun damn it!

    Right now there are at least half a dozen bears running around. That picture is from yesterday. We get along real good with these creatures and all the rest that come around. It's the rich people that live around the course that whine bitch and cry about the wildlife. I can't get out of here soon enough. It's just time.

  6. I have no idea how I've missed this place. It just looks wonderful... It must be a treat to see reeel wildlife.

  7. You never know what you're going to see TMoon.

  8. That was an amazing ride... Thanks for sharing!