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.


First Of The Year

This is the first columbine I've run across so far this year and if you've been here before you know they're my favorite flower. This is a wild flower and people who have gardens their columbines have been up for a while.

The second picture is one of several and they all came out pretty nice. Enjoy the hell out of looking at colorful flower pictures and sometimes they are just downright striking.

It may not be much but it's something anyway. I do not tire of it. It's supposed to be fun damn it and it is.

 Remember you can click on a picture twice and each time it gets larger.


  1. Fly, these are stunning photos. I would love to post some of your work on one of my Creative Sundays. Think about it and, if you do that sort of thing, I would be thrilled. If not, I totally understand.

  2. Columbines are really beautiful flowers.

  3. I'm thrilled as well Cletis. I'd love to see others view my pictures as well. What do you need from me outside of pictures.

    Get a hold of me and maybe I can enable my Flicker account and you can help yourself. I just found out recently that every photo I ever dealt with is there and there are many.


    Thanks everyone and I put some other up at the picture place as well.