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.


Don't Get Too Close To The Lion's Cage

Ya right cuz if they can they might very well get you and they did in this case.

A 20-year-old Mormon missionary has returned home to Utah after being mauled by two lions at a Guatemalan zoo. The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports the family from St. George issued a brief statement requesting "continued prayers and a miracle" for him.

Don't send your young people all over the damn place trying to mind screw others and he'd be ok. I hope this kid gets better but if that happens it will not be because of any miracle or shit loads of mumbo jumbo from believers of da nonsense.


  1. Don't know if I ever mentioned that I occasionally work at Bass Pro. You'd be surprised at how many "missionaries" show up in the camping dept...never, camped/hiked/fished/hunted before, never studied the culture of the country they are invading and wanted me to supply them with the tools/supplies they need for their trip. Oooh gosh..where to start???

  2. Wow there TMoon - you dished out a bunch there and all of it I find very interesting and about the young mormons is sad at best.

  3. Yes, it is very sad and I certainly hope for the best. I love working in the camping department. I'm always especially excited for new campers/hikers. It's such a wonderful adventure, but, do you have any idea how hard it is to even sell a sleeping bag or backpack to a person that doesn't even know the average temperature of the country they're going to? How much hiking will be involved? They're looking at a 15 lb bag, designed for 30 below and going somewhere they may be required to hike for miles??? and you still have the backpack/tent/water/cooking/etc to be thinking about?

  4. Maybe doing this to the kids is part of their plan. Fact is for me I even have less respect for them now. Thanks for informing me and anyone else who comes by TMoon.!!

  5. I will continue to pray for the lions who were only exercising their Darwinian prerogative.

    PS Your trout has measles. ;)

  6. You are becoming a holy man in your own right Mont. And I'm glad I got to see the few spots that I did. The main thing is OF is fish-less mo more this year.