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.


Spring Is Just Not Here

Went for a cruise on Sunday on roads travelled before. It was for the most part uneventful.

Have always liked this place. 

Pastures are starting to green up but as you can see there is still snow in the hills even 50 miles west of where most of it is.

You can still see the snow in the trees from the storm that we had last Friday.

I've taken other pictures of this but this one seems better. This barn appears to be deteriorating rapidly.

A western United States pyramid.

This place is called the "Juniper Hot Springs" and actually attracted people who came and stayed. It's for sale by the way.

Someone's parents are buried here and I'm sure it was a special place for them. It's quite a view.


  1. Back east in the Adirondacks we have problems when the snow pack turns to liquid form, flooding everywhere around here.

  2. It seems weird Russ. We are probably going to have a historic event unfold here in the next two or three weeks. There's no stopping it.

    There's a runoff every year but this one is gonna be something else. I don't know how much damage will be done but there's has to be some for sure.