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.


Grotto Sunday

Giving it up here because I think it's good stuff. Not my stuff but this short video. The rest of this is over at the picture place. This is the very part of the cornfield I grew up in and this place was a playground and not a shrine ever to me to this day. Shows how much one crazy ass German can get done. No matter where you stand something like this is so cool.

           The cornfield itself.

You may have seen this before. A one of  a kind we called "The Petrified Pots" because it's made of petrified wood.

    The whole thing is like this.


  1. I left a comment over at your picture place, but I will just repeat this: there are all kinds of ways to finding grace in this old world. This one's a bit too dogmatic for me, but the images when they stand alone are quite beautiful. I can imagine what a great place it was to hang out when you were a kid and great photo opps.

  2. Hey, Is it true Charlie got laid in there? That is the rumor circulating in WestBend.