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.


Outta Here

The sun is just ready to come over the hill and it's a bit past seven. A few things left to load and I'll be driving out of here to the Four Corners area before 7:30. The weather is going to be beautiful for the next few days for sure. I have a real good idea of what and where I want to go. Mesa Verde is one but they want 23 smacks to stay in their what must be special camp ground so camping this evening will be some place else.

I was in the area at the end of April this year. I'm excited because this time I do not have to return and go to work. It's a real first for this guy. It may not be much but it's important to experience this feeling for the first time in my life for the most part.

When I had to return to Steamboat to work when it was time last spring it was a fairly big negative because I did not want to do so even a little bit. Not this time.

The sun is outta the box and I'm out as well. Be back in several days or so. Everyone - appreciate (seriously-no bull shit) you stopping by and visiting. Check out the blogroll as OTC links to some of the best bloggers on the net. It's true!

Have a good one and I'll be bok.


In addition I have read this a couple times and I'm sure there is a mistake or two or possibly more. I catch them most of the time but it's generally way later. I can look at a mistake straight in the face and not see it. I plead cornfield.


  1. Have fun! I look forward to your pics!

  2. Hope you're enjoying yourself!

    Heck, I know you are.

    Love ya,


  3. congrats on your first trip with no must be back by date :) i took my first one a few months after i retired - drove up to the pacific northwest. when i had to sell the cottage, i knew that was where i was going to relocate.

    i had the biggest grin on my face during that road trip - i drove until i wanted to stop, saw what i wanted to see, did what i wanted to do and headed home when i wanted to head home. very freeing and helped me transition into that 'i live by own clock' thing. when i got home, i tossed out the alarm clocks.

    have fun, safe travels and take lotsa pictures dood

  4. Have a ball Tom, I haven't thought about 4 corners for ages. Glad to see you are still at it. Glad to see all is well!

  5. Haven't heard from you lately so I hope that means you have been busy and enjoying your life.

    Have fun sweet man, regale us with tales of your trip when you return!

    Mucho hugs. ;-)

  6. Have a great time and bring back a few pics, you have a natural talent for that.

  7. Thank you everyone. I am behind or else there would be a better response.