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.


A Few From Yesterday

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The colors are almost at their peak maybe a couple more days. They're talking snow back in da Boat for next Friday. I'm not there. I am here now. That is a good thing for this guy. It's fantastic out. I have to unload some real heavy things like tool boxes. Think we're going to Pueblo to check a couple things out. New router and USB adapter install cd don't install but using an old router that actually reaches over to my place but comes and go. Can't use the desktop but that's just fine I got the time.

Yea it seems a bit barren out here compared to the drive through the mountains to get here but it's just as nice in it's own way and I like it. High country isn't far away at all. It's my home now.


  1. Pretty country!

  2. Home, sweet home.

    Glad to see ya are happy bud.

    I have been busier than a one legged man at an ass kicking contest for the last several months and ain't had time to stop by as much as I would like. Got married in the middle of it all and just started a new job ten minutes from the Weasel Den.
    Going to be moving me and the new wife to my folks place at the end of the month when they go to Arizona for six months.

    Like I said, glad to see you are fairly settled in and happy.


  3. Is this where you live?

    The open spaces, light and mountains are stunning.

    I could move there. How much does land go for?

  4. It was another great day. Got my ride unloaded and ran up to Pueblo and looked at a couple RV's. Tomorrow will get in the mode of not going anywhere and staying home.

    For window pictures not too bad. I didn't stop much as it was kinda business and my ride was very heavy but still worked well. Got 26 and that was through mountains.

    To all thank you but to Christopher a bit more for your query.

    This area is a bit unique in some ways. Most of the pictures were taken north and west of where I live. For instance it's 32 miles to the saddle of the Spanish Peaks. Raw land is 500 an acre + or -. In the county seat of Hueferno County which is Walsenburg a real nice house is less than a 100K. Retiree's drive what there is of the real estate market. I'm a bit out of touch and will be paying much more attention now. I know Monday is the last day to register to vote so I will be going to town. 15 miles or so.

    My brother has a hose for sale. If it were in Santa Fe it's a 400k job. Here it's a 100. 400 might be a stretch but it'd be a bunch. Completely remodeled and it's cool. Haven't even seen it since it's been finished. Hope that helps.

  5. Your comments about SF are right on, I could never have afforded what I have now, if I was still there. I love that type of view, where you have the front range and then the mountains as backdrop. Really peaceful country.

    Welcome Home! :)

  6. forking gorgeous one fly! wow

  7. I showed this to my partner and his question was, "Where is the nearest and largest town where I can find a job as an RN?"

    It looks like Grand Junction, CO is the closest?

    Where we now live (Southern California), while many fun things to do, it is so astonishingly over run with people. You can't imagine freeway traffic jams at 10PM.

    I swear. I wonder sometimes hos the sheer weight of so many millions of people don't make the region sink into the Pacific ocean.

  8. You're in the wrong part of the state kinda. From where the first picture was taken to the last is 300 miles. Around here it would be Pueblo,Walsenburg and Trinidad. Even in Walsenburg where there are no jobs there are for people in health care.

    And I'm looking out side from two directions at thousands of acres and I do not see a building. There's a few out there some kinda close. You would possibly feel lonely at first.

  9. Outstanding photos. Makes me yearn for the wide open spaces.