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.


Unnecessary Deaths In The Cornfield

In this case it happened in a grain bin that was being emptied.

At 15 or 16 this guy came close to losing his life in a similar incident. It scared me so much I refused to enter again and wouldn't go near one unless it was empty. Accidents like the one above happen far too often and it doesn't have too.


  1. I remember these stories growing up and always had a respect for, if not fear of them. Even when I would walk in an empty one, I could almost feel the potential for danger there.

  2. Oh! But we don't need OSHA looking over our shoulder, do we? I suspect there were safety violations involved.

  3. There probably were and what about the grain dust explosions you two. They still happen even with all the changes.

  4. These stories are so sad and not rare. Which is worse.


  5. What we do Linda is dangerous. Just think of all the PTO fatalities that don't happen so much because of the guards. You can get bit so quick you don't even know it happened until it's done.