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.


Fuzzy & Boomer Blogging

A blogger friend who grew up and farms with her hubby in Delta on Friday's blogs from her dogs perspective. Fuzzy and Boomer's escapades are the best and I have found them to be something to take your mind off of other things and enjoy some chuckles. Link

What I find interesting with Linda her blog Life on a Colorado Farm is that the equipment they use is old John Deere which is a testament on just how good this stuff is if you take care of it.

Meet Fuzzy and Boomer. I tell her she can sell these stories as they're that good.


  1. I have fun putting words in my Buddy's mouth, creating a little story as we go. Pups are such fun. I read her latest on coyotes and I have had to be more alert, as well. Haven't heard them in awhile, but you never know. It's hard cause I always liked coyotes when I lived in SF and didn't have pets, but I know what Wily Coyote was named for.

  2. Check this bit of coyote action out. Jake was getting set up by these guys because he was getting older and was continually being tested.

    I never saw one when I grew up and now they're everywhere it seems.

  3. Yikes! That makes me realize that I need to stay even more alert.

  4. The scenery in that video reminds me of Sierra Valley, in California. We were camped in a ranchers meadow a few years ago (with permission, of course). In the evening, a huge pack of coyotes trotted by on their way to a little lava outcropping. Our own dogs jumped in our laps and wouldn't budge, but the rancher's Irish Setter was running with the pack and went out howling with them. The rancher told us later that the dog often joined the coyotes at night. I don't know if this is a good story or a bad one, it just is.

  5. I think that's a good story Jan and entirely possible.