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.



These aren't quite babies anymore because they would not cooperate as a family of five or six and pose for the camera. They are quite young though.

This lady has five sisters and all survived transplanting two weeks ago. May they have a fruitful life. YES!


  1. Well, uh, I can certainly appreciate someone taking their health into their own hands and finding their medicine in natural ways. May they bring you happiness and healing.

    "Laughter is the best medicine."

    Love the header photo; Moon over Yucca.

  2. Good luck Fly.

    I can hear the SWAT team loading up their APC as I type this. ;)

  3. Think I was fairly serious on the post before this. Kinda anyway. Other than that it's been a dry spell.

    Nothing would surprise me Mont. It would take the Federales which I freely admit to breaking the law on a federal level putting our country in jeopardy. Many would like to see punishment metered out to all who do this even thought we're legal by states rights.