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.


Change Happened

Plus was visited by three of these guys. There is nothing right now here for them and they are allowed to pass freely. Much of this snow will be gone by the end of the day and for sure tomorrow. Already above freezing and will make 60 tomorrow. We needed this as many do!


  1. No snow here yet, but probably soon. It is a tad chilly. That coyote is coming close, isn't he? I suppose that's his terrain... :) Love the train!

  2. You're gonna get yours real soon TE and when it gets there you probably gonna keep it till spring. YIKES!

    I have not figured these trains out as they as most are going towards the north. haven't come up with a decent train track map.

  3. Is that a wolf or a fox in the post picture?

    As a city boy, I have seen neither in person.

    Yes, I miss the snow. As much as I bitched and moaned about it I miss the change of seasons and can't wait to get back to them.

    Especially, the beautiful fall colors.

  4. It's a coyote Christopher. Cities are fine but it's good to get out in the country now and then. I bet you'd like it more. My buddy who had been living just off the strip in hollywood spent the summer and is still there back in da boat said the biggest adjustment for him was there was no noise and it was very quite.

  5. That Silence Is Evoked Well In Your Photo........Snow Itself Has A Calming Quiet About It,Non?

  6. Unless it's a driving blizzard for a couple days Tony or - - - when about 15 years ago in the course of 24 hours it dumped 60+ inches in a record setting dump. Took three days to get out. Luckily the electricity stayed on and the wind never blew.

    Other than shit like that to many snow has a magic about it. Not for me.