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.


Sitting In Limbo

Been there - am there now-and will remain there. I hope so much and can't tell you how much that towards the end of next week dey limbo bar not be so high. That would be a real good thing but dey limbo bar will still be dere. Truer words were were spoken Jimmy!


  1. It's always hard to feel we're in limbo. Going through a day trying to just be, without thoughts of what and where in the future is always a challenge. Today, I'm weeding and cutting back dead plants in my garden. Buddy is watching and things feel pretty good in this moment. Keeping it there is not easy, but always rewarding.

    My best thoughts are with you, Tom, as you move forward into the next part of your life. It will be good.

  2. Love the pic amigo... looks almost identical to a pulloff on the road going south down Santa Rita Mesa toward Zuni Salt Lake. So similar me knowing that isn't what it is isn't good enough to keep me from feeling nostalgic.

    Limboing ain't easy chum, though I haven't done it in a longish while.. Maybe Chuck or Chubby singing it then. Keep them shoulders off the floor and you'll make it amigo. Hang tight. There's more smiles out ahead than a limbo bar can knock down. J

  3. J&T - thank you both for that. That picture I think with out having access to them is by Butler Wash west of Blanding,UT in a canyou where there are 7 Towers. I got down to the ruins.

    I can not wait to get back down there I tell you!! It's gonna be awhile yet. Possibly just maybe in October.

  4. Been there, One fly. I do believe we're talking the same place. Have to go through a gate and then after a short drive, the towers on top. There's an alcove halfway down to the ruins, if we're talking the same ones. After a while it can be hard to distinguish them without a topo-map in front of me.

  5. I saw some interesting ones this weekend you guys. Was told there were none at another place and there were. Over at the picture place eventually.

    It was fun damn it!

    Another thing is I bought a book at Dinosaur "The Bassett Women" by Grace Mclure.

    I never had a clue. This is soooo good and some of it played out here in da Boat as well as in Craig,Rock Springs Maybell,Vernal ect.

    Time is about over. If I had saw this first my exploration of this area would have been done entirely different. What a story. I knew remnants but nothing close to this.

    I'm just to the point where that Tom Horn hired killer comes into the picture.

    This place is not that big. And then dummy me never put it together till now that Josie Morris HERE is Josie Bassett the first born of Elizabeth & Herb who came from Arkansas.

    What a cast of players this has been and their spirits still roam the area.

  6. On the second picture at the link is the name Josie Bassett Morris.

    I could be losing it.