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.


High Water Is Getting Higher

Peak is not supposed to come until the weekend. Already one record has been broken. This video is illustrative only. Ah but the sun is out.

I did this in a huge hurry this morning and there are big mistakes but you'll get the idea.

Plus we got frost as well.


  1. Wow. It illustrated it perfectly. That water moving fast, just beyond the green area that's becoming a temporary wetland, tells the tale. It's a story that hasn't generated enough fear and excitement for the media to grab onto, but the flooding continues all along the Miss. and now this, too, which could get rough.

    I LOVE that header photo. What a fab place to live.

  2. Nobody will be hurt here and property damage will be minimal and the reality is this is nothing compared to so many others.

    I like that place as well. It's just outside of Hayden,CO.

  3. Fly, this reminds me of the creeks of my childhood home in the glorious Appalachians. All that power channeled through a narrow place. Looney Creek and Clover Lick were my favorite places.

  4. Those are some great names!