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.


No Way - Say No

I was shocked this morning when I read this. Yes it's tough out there in the middle of now where but your town survives. This would be such a negative and would more than likely fail. A casino is not the answer for damn sure.

My comment from the above article.

OneFly (Anonymous) says…

Don't allow this! A golf course would go broke and there aren't enough to sustain a casino. Yes there's not much revenue being generated and the economy sucks but what is out there is the best of Americana. This is the last place there should a gambling venue. 

Start and promote a service that guides people that tells the many incredible storys of the area. There are weeks worth of adventure in this area for a variety of interests. Dinosaur National Monument for starters and Rangely with its petroglyphs and of course Browns Park with its more than just rich western history. 

Find some fun outside rather than an atmosphere of unrealistic expectations of wealth that will never be fulfilled. 

Promote the outdoors and the richness of the area rather than false nonsense.

Stop the damn dollars from rolling around in your eyes people and choose reality instead.

Oh My! I forgot - most Americans don't care for those things and would rather sit in front of a tube for that kind of reality or a ding ding machine that they willingly throw their money into.


  1. Hi amigo: Once they start thinking that way they won't be able to resist it. The result won't be a flood of tourists, though. The result will be a building full of Utes and Navajo with a smattering hat-tip of non-NAs sitting around plugging coins into slots, putting chips on blackjack tables and telling one another casino jokes, talking about some guy who split a pair of kings or doubled down on a blackjack or hit a pair of aces instead of splitting them.

    They'll make money most likely, but it will be tribal individuals paying the bills.

  2. Morning! You summed it up pretty good. There's the oil and gas guys from Rangely and I suppose the same from Vernal but being my own feasibility study I don't think the numbers are there to sustain much and in particular a golf course. Speaking of golf that's what I'll doing after breakfast. I'm looking forward to it.

    I will not be looking forward to possibly seeing a casino in our playground.

  3. You are totally right about the tours. The Hawaiians have it right: the funnest thing on Oahu was climbing into a small tour van with a bunch of other tourists and driving around the island with a native driver telling us what it was like to grow up there. He'd take us on back roads to show us his "cousin's" house. He seemed to make a decent wage, and we all tipped him generously. Tourists don't need big, fantastic outdoor adventures, either...skydiving, scuba diving, etc. Riding in a Jeep with a knowledgeable driver would suit me fine. Why does everyone think they can get rich quick?

  4. All Colorado needs is yet another stretch of pristine back road blighted by tour busses loaded with seniors out of Denver. My last bike trip up there was the first time I've ever been scared on those roads. The traffic is already maddening.

  5. You're right to be shocked by the news of opening a casino.

    Your comment in that article is well reasoned. Hope it helps open the eyes and minds of the people and the authorities in the said region.

  6. Thanks everyone. It seems to me that this is pretty much impractical. There's not much traffic up here in this spot MB and what there is maybe 50% is oil and gas related. Thanks foe the visit.

  7. Gotta milk all you can out of the tourists One Fly. That's the American business model.

    Don't really know the lure of another casino as most of us have one or more no more than an hour away from our homes.

    maybe I'm too rational or just boring, but Dinosaur National Monument is enough of a reason for me to visit.

  8. There are literally several weeks of adventure in that area Truth. It's so cool out there.