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.


A New Life

The good-byes have been said. What was left is loaded. It was an excellent good run for 20 years and I did not see snow this fall and that's real fine by me but it's coming.
Thanks to Teresa Evangeline and Linda Brown for assisting me in keeping this event in perspective.

In an hour or two I will get in my car and drive away into a new life and it's just that simple.

Later and have a good one.


  1. Oh Happy Day! Congratulations on taking a big leap of faith and welcome to your new adventure, your new life. I look forward to hearing all about it as time moves forward!

  2. Thank you for that my friend!!

  3. You've written one Odyssey. Time to write another.

  4. Hook that puter up and keep us posted. Good luck!!! Don't cha just love an adventure???

  5. HAVE JOYFUL FUN! It's so rewarding. What I find exciting and amazing is the lack of urgency! I hope you keep both of your blogs up and running as good friends will always be missed if not.
    Teach us your new world and help us explore with you.

    Good luck, best wishes! Here's to more fly fishing!


  6. I might be coming for a visit after my wife gets back from Korea in mid Nov.

    We are also preparing for a move. :-)

  7. Here's wishing you a lot of smiles and increased heartbeats from all you do and see amigo. Glad it's a done deal for you. Old Jules

  8. Oh, how exciting! A new life, a new beginning.
    Best wishes to you in your new world!

  9. Only the BEST OF, look forward to a visit next year. And if you get this far east you are welcome any time.. After all you are the best man.

    Tim near KC

  10. I wish you the best, and I wish you keep blogging!

  11. Back meaning a thank you for your gracious heartfelt comments. I will try to do good and better as well.

    Never done this before so it's all new. I will stay home today. Going for a hike outback to look around. I still have geodes on my mind - big ones and in particular that huge 2-3 footer coming out of the bank.

    The weather will stay nice here for a while I'm sure. In any case I'm going to get moving. Thanks again and I'll be over to visit.

    Have a good one!

  12. One fly... Have a great time in your new life. Don't forget how to get to J-Hole and come and visit.

  13. You may regret that offer my friend.