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.


From Yesterday 7/2/11

Went for a cruise on roads traveled before and these are some of what I saw. This is what it looks like 10-15 miles SW of Steamboat Springs. Wasn't a whole bunch going on and didn't see much animal life outside of the usual.

I like the two shots of inside of the school. For taking them through dirty windows there's still life inside.

Remember about being able to click on the pictures to make them huge.

And that's a three holer in the back by the way. You just can't see the third door.

 For some reason it's hard to get a decent picture of these coal mines and this window picure happens to show this stack well.

Check the wings out.

 I don't know how long it takes for the wings to fully form but I bet not too long.

There are so many of these and this is the first time I've had a bit of success with a group photo.

The snow you see is above "Da Boat".

Can't help it but have to continue to take pictures of the same flowers. Just enjoy doing it and in particular looking at them. 

The big guys were cooperating a little bit but never got a stunning picture of one today. The black and white guys never let you close and they actually have a purple tint to them.

 Like red? I'm a blue man myself. Did I mention I was a Chevy man.

I thought I was going to the river yesterday but didn't make it. I was by a couple of rivers but not the Colorado. I'm going to try and get out soon. That little trip yesterday took seven hours. Got my fly rod but it's not fishable yet. Not even close.


  1. Oooh my...these are some fine photos. Love the school pics. My mind wonders to the past and the lives of those youngins that attended that school...

  2. Same thing for me too TMoon.

  3. First, I love the B&W header photo. Very cool. And I love old schoolhouses. These are great shots of the interior. Those old blackboards could tell some stories....

    And your dragonflies... Is that top one leaving its shell behind, or? It's a great "group photo." I can see why you find them so interesting and yes, it is fun, damn it! :)

    The world is full of photo opps. I'm glad you know this, take the time to capture some of them and share them here and at your picture place.

  4. I meant to add: Is that your old red Chevy pickup? It's beyond cool! I am envious!

  5. No doubt, you're a professional when it comes to photography. Your pictures of the flowers, the ants, the school, the mountain etc.. are perfect.

  6. Some great pictures. Interesting school house.

  7. Yes it's the creature from the lagoon that crawled out of the water and is morphing into another creature. No that's not my truck Teresa but it sure is purty ain't it.

    Nobody I know except you friends take many pictures if any. It's not about always taking a good one but showing things that maybe have meaning to you. What you see is different than what others see and I am interested in that but alas I see nothing from "other" friends. I will not do face book. I was there but it becomes like the old bittys on the party line of years ago but that's me.

    It not all about Fly near as much as it's an attempt to get others to leave their world for a second or two and think. The fact that you actually know the people in a sense give the pictures they put up a bit more meaning. And the fact that in this instance and whenever I can the pictures are very recent and sometimes the same day and I think that's neat.

    It's fun and I always look forward to what you all have to share. Thanks,OF