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.


Got Moths?

They're not here but more on the front range and in this case at the ranch. Article
 Initially they came every year with a vengeance. Then it kinda stopped a time. This year they are back maybe worse than ever before. The picture does not portray this well. Add a couple hundred and you got something. Open certain doors and a thousand or more will engulf you and I do not like that. So no picture of that.

This is gross and can be mentally trying I kid you not. If you do not have a house that is tight given the right conditions the inside of your house  - - - well you get the idea.

Even at that they still get in and there are always a moth or two or five flying around being obnoxious.

This gets to be old shit real quick.


  1. I'm so sorry, but I'm laughing at your "this gets to be old shit real quick." Spoken like a true mid-westerner...
    I hear ya. I had a house with a fly problem in the fall and Asian beetles in the spring. It felt like a Biblical curse almost. If one believed in Biblical curses...:) Now, I have an occasional moth and it does get annoying, especially when you've just turned out the light and want to go to sleep. Your kitty is a cutie.

  2. I've seen some of these beetles around dad's house but never experienced first hand the real infestations some get. That's just as gross and not sure which is worse. Equally shitty I think.