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.


Not This Time

Last year we won this. Not even close this year and yours truly sucked bad. Our team which was weak to begin with consisted of five guys and we came in last.

We had bragging rights for a year anyway and have won it in the past. Other than that I know nothing as I was out well after dark last night and in town which does not happen that often.


  1. Well, Fly, since I've never golfed in my life, you're still way ahead of me.

  2. If you haven't by now you've not missed a thing.

  3. My brother and my younger son are both golf fanatics. For years now, my son has been going to Myrtle Beach with his golfing buddies and all they do is play round after round, day after day. And my brother, right after he retired as a college vice president, decided to work in a golf pro shop. He's not doing that now, but he did it for a couple of years.

  4. I was asked to go out today and said yes and then begged out. It's kinda weird. I'm sitting outside and it just perfect. There are mixed feelings. It's going to be hard to drive away.

    Up the road there will be a 27 holer that operates on little money. I hope to make a deal with the super to do something to get a few rounds of golf. If I have to pay it won't happen. I was never fanatical about it but the thrill has left. Will golf on Sunday morning and on Monday during the day. All of a sudden I'm popular.

    Generally Fearguth if you have skills in respect to golf there is generally a decent chance someone will let you work for them to do something. But remember those in the chump house are bit players. it's us guys that make things go round.