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.


YIKES The Dougherty Gang Is In Town

Yup and they've been on the run since  August.
Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, and her two brothers, Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, and half brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the run since Aug. 2, when they shot at a police officer who tried to pull them over in central Florida.

They are an "imminent threat" to the community. Big sister was a stripper and one of the brothers sent "explicit" messages to a young girl. The other brother smokes pot I guess.

I love this line from the badges - "they might be headed to a rural area or a campsite to avoid law enforcement detection." Ya think!!


  1. So, what's the threat? Pot smokers. OOOooh. Scary stuff. What are they wanted for? It sounds like the Gestapo is running things. Well, let's hope they don't head for a canyon. That didn't work out so well for the last guys who tried that. They'd do better hiding in a city, it seems.

    Better question: When did I start giving instructions to people on the lam? :)

  2. Great pic topside this morning, amigo. Is that the Rio Grand running through that valley?

    Yeah, lots of scary people out there we need protecting from and warned about. Especially that ex-stripper and the jade-smoking brother. Need to spend a few hundred thou and burn up law enforcement hours by the hundreds to run them down so they can't strip and smoke n'more and scare us.

  3. Da FBI had a presser about this. If these young people look the wrong way they'll kill so quick they won't have time to blink.

    Jules-That picture was taken just inside the Mormony state line on the north side of Dinosaur NM.

    Silly me I just can't help to think about the killer monkey and his war for lies. Kick me in the ass I just can't get with the program over the fact we are a country that loves wars.

  4. Double yikes Teresa-the Utah dummy is hanging out here.

  5. Fly: I have a problem with the use of the inclusive 'we', I reckons. You're out there near the Continental Divide crossing it back and forth. One side the water runs west into the Pacific and the other side it runs east into Atlantic. It doesn't run both ways anywhere enough to allow it to represent itself with the word 'we'.

    There's no way of guessing what some composite 'we' calling itself the US loves. Everone in a position to ask is damned careful not to do so, or if they do and the answers are wrong, making the 'we' larger or smaller until it comes out right.

    Hopefully there's a cop out there somewhere able to spot me, arrest me, and a judge to stick me in a cell to protect the people inside whatever piece of a 'we' is frightened by me and has the power to make it stick.

    I want to be a good American.

  6. That would be the San Juan river or one of it's tributaries.
    If we didn't incarcerate millions of people for silly reasons like pot then maybe there wouldn't be so many people out there who would rather die than go back to prison. And maybe those people who would rather die than go back to prison wouldn't shoot at the police for a routine traffic stop. Just an idea.

  7. I try to a good American Jules by pointing what it was that got us to this point.

    Bottom line is that what we have now is what America wants and I/we are a minority the way it looks to me. Will I ever agree to be this type of Mercun. Yes but of course not.

    Just wait fellers because the new guys on the block would love to out a couple more million in the slammer who do not conform to their world.

  8. I bet they're heading to Wyoming, hoping to hook up with the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang.

  9. I hope so Fearguth. Like in the old days maybe they won't be found because I have a feeling they want to kill these young people.

  10. Hot off the wires! The Dougherty Gang has been arrested in Colorado after a short chase and a crash. Some shots fired but no reports of a shootout.

    Thank God our latest National Nightmare is finally over. Coming soon to a theater near you.

  11. Thanks Mont - they shot the girl in the leg. This happened exactly where I will be living soon.