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.


Another View

This short film done by one of the few friends I have left using the same videos but different as it's set to music as well. It's about when we revisited the Outlook Ruin from the back side. I put this up today because I wish I was there or some place like it right now instead of going out the door in a few seconds to go to work.


  1. So, have you started the countdown yet? The end must be on the horizon....

    I see the aliens in the park are back.... Nice photo.

  2. Let's say the clock is ticking. I am worried for several reasons. This should be a fun part of my life but for a couple reasons it is not right now.

    Those are just fun to take pictures of and they less than a hundred yards away.

    I have some kind of decent pictures to put up but I'm getting run down. That always happens this time of year to all of us.

  3. Hang in there... Best thoughts, T