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.


Moving On AKA Dey Limbo Bar Not So High

Yes the limbo bar has been raised to a level of where even fat bastard limbo himself  could slime under it if he lost a 100 or so.

That's a real good thing and life has improved as on Thursday I sold this home and will vacate by the 31st. I can not get outta here soon enough. So two more nights here as am loading up on Tuesday staying out of town and driving away with my worldly goods on the morning of the 31st. At least that's the plan if there is one where before this there was none and that has been stressful in the least. YES it's coming together.

Will return to stay at a friends out side of town and I looking forward to that as well and work the month of Sept. and then my life for 20 years almost on the button here that chapter anyway will end. It was more than just a good run. Finally a bit of excitement is working itself into the equation where the at best in recent months there had been only twinges of gleeful anticipation. A guy like me only gets one crack at this and if you're gonna do it lets have a bit of fun while we're doing it damn it.

I have been preparing for the last couple weeks and I'm not taking much. There's always too much and I'm about there with decisions being put off with just when to hammer the rest of it. Have company coming today believe it or not and a friend and his wife are stopping by as well. She writes for High Country News and we are going to look at pictures and talk about petroglyphs and the like in the area for an upcoming post by her. Have not met her but this sound velly velly interesting. Can anyone say f u n ?

Busy busy a good type of busy. I will be in and out the next few days. I feel fortunate and lucky.

Have a good one everybody!


  1. Taking a big step here, hope all things work out for you.

  2. F U N ! Have a good one and love the header photo. Those views of the canyons from up above are just the best.

    the word verification is "abilyan"... a billion? a billion ways to have fun? :)

  3. That's great irony. Doesn't mean anything but I do get a kick outta stuff like that.

    Can't always be fun that's a given but let's all have some just now!

    Thanks guys.

  4. Now this is exciting and fun...!!!

  5. i took a similar journey when i moved up here one fly. i followed what my gut told me to do and i couldn't be happier.

    please keep us posted and fingers and toes crossed that the hardest part of this journey is behind you.

  6. Continuing Best Wishes!