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.


The Weather Cycle Has Broken And I'm Outta Here

Yesterday was probably the nicest in at least five months and will remain so until Monday when it turns to crap again for a couple days. But as you can see winter played havoc along with the elk almost everywhere. This will be a winter to remember. This is a golf course and right now it's ugly. There is much more snow on the back nine.

Outta here to the Dinosaur area where I hung out so much last year. In fact it's almost one year to the day me and my Honda Element went on the maiden cruise/camping trial and it went well then and since.

I want to redo some pictures and a bit of video of several things in the area that I want to show better because I find it so interesting. Then one more trip in June probably to get better pictures of an orchid that only blooms in a very small area in Dinosaur National Monument. Took a bunch but only a couple were any good.

Remember this picture. Will know before too long just what runoff will be like and it will be more than just impressive.

Have a great weekend and in case the Sunday post does not come up happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there. Thanks for stopping by. OF


  1. Sounds like a great adventure, Fly!

  2. Pics please, why can't I follow you on twitter? I'm sure you are checking the comments on your Ipod or smartphone. Maybe a myspace something or other would allow us to track your travels. Just sayin'

  3. Really like today's pic. The texture of that rock jumps at me.

  4. Man, even your pictures of ugly stuff are great pictures!

  5. Fly, my sign in word is "howrad". That's what I was just thinking about your photos and your life with nature. How rad is that!

  6. I don't have anything like that Russ and don't see myself having it. I have to do it it on the cheap. 33 smacks for the phone.

  7. Cletis,Nunya and jeg all of you are very kind and Cletis I'm at a loss with you. Thank all of you so much.

    It's fun damn it and I did get done what I set out to do and found other stuff as well. There's a short video up today then I'll put some other things up as well.

    Now I have to face the real world and it will be raining and spitting snow the next several days. I just hate it!

    Thank you again! TB