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.


Bad Soil -Long Winters And Wooden Boxes

Make for these impressions in the ground. I have been here several times before but not to this part of the cemetery. I was surprised at all the sunken graves. This cemetery is huge and strange in many ways. The picture at the beginning show the names of three children buried at different times in the same grave apparently. Life was worse than tough in these mining towns and camps in the Rocky Mountains.

Here's the picture so you can read it a bit better.


  1. I love walking through old cemeteries, looking at the gravestones. They tell stories.... The loss many parents endured is hard to grasp. Somehow, burying one's children together in some fashion seems like the right thing to do, although I don't recall ever seeing that in a cemetery, either.

  2. I suppose you had to pay for a plot and I think this is the "poor" part of the cemetery. Many of those towards the front are surrounded with wrought iron fencing.

    So many kids didn't make it back then as shown with the ages of these kids on the headstone.

    In some ways this reminded me of the catholic basilica in DC where they have an example of the catacombs in their basement. I remember saying at 10 or 11 that normal people don't do this kind of crap.

  3. I was sitting in the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe many years ago when I heard that the former bishops, dead of course, were buried in "the basement." I thought it a bit weird, too. What are they being protected from? What kind of an advantage do they think that gives them? LOL Anyway, your last statement could apply in many areas.

  4. There seem to be more trees than graves here. Pity there isn't an authority that would take the initiative to do some improvements of the place. It's a matter of honoring both the dead and the living.

  5. I think catholics do this to play mind games as they always do. This game is geared more to the older set rather than the general mind screwing of the little ones.

    Duta there's no money for this type of thing. The Empire is in severe decline the result of wars for lies and give aways to the bankers and the top 1% of our population. Stuff like that. School districts all over the nation have cut hundreds of millions. We're to the point of not being able to educate our children but always find plenty for missiles and bullets.