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.


Out And About

In Denver to do a bit of business and then head south for 180 to begin setting up my new place. It rained from the tunnel all the way down and through the night and is going to rain again soon. This place needs all it can get and there was actually a bit of the white crap along the way as well. That's a huge WHOOPEE for some but not this guy.

I get the pleasure of driving through Colorado Springs. It's been years since I've taken this route. I will be sneering and flicking off the mega-churches on the way by for those of you who feel like I do.

Later. OF


  1. Drive w/eye's open
    Can ya burn a couple of crosses along the way?

  2. I'll see what I can do bat. Thanks for the yuk yuk and the visit.

    I don't know where your comment went Fearguth - but a Hession Fly. Thanks.

    They look so tough but I saw one with another something other about the same size and figured our boy was kicking butt as these look mean. Wrong. Our boy was dead meat. Have some pictures and was going to post that but didn't and now I will. I will learn about these guys as there are quite a few. They've never bothered me.

  3. I deleted my comment after discovering what we always called a "Hessian Fly" really isn't. According to what I could find online, the Hessian Fly is a midge and is a wheat pest. If you have a source for what I've always called a Hessian Fly, let me know.

  4. I won't forget this. Can't do this till later and don't have the internets at the new place yet but I have a stronger router with me to try this time. This could be serious as there are no choices. Gotta head out soon. Have a good one. I will be trying to identify this. This isn't the first pictures of theses dudes. Just lazy in respect to identification.

    Have a good one!

  5. On your next trip through Colorado Springs, can you flip them one for me?

  6. Re: your pic of the day....YAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! Reminds me too much of a grasshopping bastard. But the clarity of the photo was incredible!
    So happy to have a connection again & be able to see your pix!
    Have a lovely time in CO Springs- hope you steer clear of the nutters.

  7. Yes but of course Mont. Actually is was so foggy and rainy/misty visibility was about 1/2 mile. Couldn't see a thing.