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.


On Pinwheels And Roundheads

Have been here a bit before but not quite like this. A conversation with a newbie astronomer  for the park service in Hovenweep this month prompted this post. He had not seen many petroglyphs and was unaware of these. I attempted to explain what is below in the pictures. I must be a terrible communicator or something as I could not get this across.

He said to me that pinwheels are very common in nature. One of the few things I was any good at in school was biology and pinwheels did not ring a bell. Go search yourself and there's not much there and certainly nothing that would have been seen in my opinion anyway a 1000 years or so ago when these these drawing were done in this part of the country.

Remember about clicking on the pictures twice to make them bigger each time for a real good look.

Here is another at the same place (McKee Springs) in Dinosaur National Monument. A bit different  but a pinwheel none the less. The was a huge exhibit of petroglph pictures at the Anasazi Heritage Center including the figures above but not this one. No picture in that exhibit included another pinwheel and they were from all over. 

What these do resemble very closely are these.

Just to the west lies the McConkie Ranch where the roundheads are found. Nowhere in that picture exhibit was there a roundhead anywhere close to these and there are three examples here one of which is very dramatic in my humble opinion which since no one knows for sure has as much merit as the big boys and more than some astronomers. A couple different vantage points for these.

This is the third.

It is these that I think are telling.

Exactly 23 miles.

To me this means whoever made the pinwheels saw that design some how in the heavens and drew what he saw. They looked through a telescope/got a ride or maybe it was a hologram but they drew what they saw for sure.

The same with the two roundheads with the one slit. These people in this case again drew what they saw. The fact these places are so close together is interesting as well. I have not seen roundheads like these anywhere else and if any one has please tell me about them.

Cross posted @ The Picture Place


  1. I've not seen the roundheads, but very similar petroglyphs in which I feel the only reasonable answer, and I do mean reasonable, is that they are extra-terrestrial visitors and the natives recorded these events. The second i saw the swirly one I thought it looks like a galaxy, seen with or without a "telescope." How they knew, we can only guess, but they Knew.

    Thanks for posting these. Always intriguing.

  2. Amazing. I saw something similar in Egypt when we traveled there in 99'.

    While I grew up Roman Catholic, I long since jettisoned all the idiocy and dogma and have come to believe humans beings arrived on earth via Panspermia.

    This belief posits life exists throughout the Universe, and billions of years ago, seeds distributed on the surface of meteoroids and asteroids planted us in our earliest form on earth, and we evolved from there.

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we have been visited by extraterrestrials.

    No doubt at all.

  3. Good post amigo. Seems to me the more a person examines petroglyphs and the further afield he gets doing it, the more compelling and seductive the only possible explanations become.

  4. "They looked through a telescope/got a ride or maybe it was a hologram"

    I say again.
    We are not alone.
    Never have been, never will be.

    I am sure you guys have checked out the Dogon tribe of Africa.
    If some one can debunk this, then I will stop believing in ET. lol
    It is what it is, and it was long before we were here to visit this pale blue dot.

  5. Hey everyone thank you for your input and thanks to RZ go check out the Dogon architecture as it seems the Anasazi and they had the very same architect - it's true. LINK

    Went to the train station to leave Bobo those many years ago and rean into two PC buds who were just returning from downtown Dogonville. We stayed another week in Bobo-Dioulasso and just had a nice time.

    It's fun to think about this and we have been visited without question. I wish they'd come back and kick monkey ass all over the world. Glad you liked this!

  6. And a smart guy would have got building side of this into this post as well but - - - I plead cornfield.