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.


When The Oil & Gas Business Is Good

And from what I've seen out and about in NW Colorado and in particular Utah it's booming and many more leases have been approved. What comes with that is trucks - big ones - little ones - you name it. Not just on hard surface like this but even way back in the boonies on crappy not even secondary roads are trucks and a lot of them. You get a short shower no one goes far on these mud roads. Just say'in.


  1. So they're completely developing (and digging up) all that's left of the wild, which used to be public lands kept carefully by the government for public usage.

    The triumph of the Raygunites!



    Okay. I'm finished now.

    So are we.

    Thanks for the reporting!


  2. All these trucks on the road carrying gas and oil are quite frightening. They are dangerous to other vehicles and to the environment (in case of accidents).

    But, let's face it - everything in our modern society runs on oil and gas. There are of course other alternatives, but sadly very little has been invested in researching these alternatives.

  3. It's not so bad Duta it's just that there so many more. Off the main roads all these guys drive no more than 25-30mph.