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.


Outta Here

Going west to where I've spent so much time last year and a couple times this year as well. There are a couple other things I want to check out - look for pictures of course and hopefully come across some interesting things not seen before. There will be no problems with keeping warm or worries of rain or snow.

At times it seems a bit odd going back to the same area so much but once I get to Maybell  after which there is nothing for 60 some miles a sense of adventure sets in and a relaxing  piece of mind that could not be felt if I remained here.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for stopping by.



  1. Have a great weekend, full of adventure and new things to photograph!

  2. You're my kinda guy, Fly! I'll be heading to Michigan next week for another music festival and for some relief from the Texas heat.

  3. I hope you get some fantastic shots sweetie! And of course, enjoy yourself. ;)

  4. Thanks you guys! It's fun isn't Fearguth. Good on you.

    Well lady's lets just say this boy is struggling with his pictures. Getting the book out again to see if I can figure out how to take pictures close up. I'm glad I got the few really decent ones I did. Few means just that too.

    I probably won't be back there for some time.

  5. In fact I failed to get a decent picture of what I think is a very small strain of a pink columbine. Never seen these before and there was just one group of them. The orchids I got maybe 3 or 4 decent ones. Feel bad the columbines. They looked okay in the camera.