4/16/17
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.

10/18/11

"Stole It From A Whore House In Creede"

This line from the movie "The Shootist" always had me wanting for years to go to Creede,CO and yesterday I drove the 20 some miles north off the highway to do just that. Here's that line.



This is a bit of what I saw.


The is modern downtown Creede but was originally called "Jimtown" and others but old town Creede was about a mile above here.
Only a few buildings survive.
The original jail is one of them but not for much longer.


I bet it was cold inside of this place.

This ain't much but it's something anyway and the road past old town here continues in a loop for another 16 miles a ride I want to take later.

It was worth driving up here.

9 comments:

  1. I've been to Creede. Didn't stay long, though.

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  2. It looks chock full of photo opps. And that's always fun.

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  3. I didn't stay long either and it appears to be a bit yuppified. It was chilly and pretty windy and was time to get back home. It seems the whole 160 route from I25 west to Utah is touristville. But there is nobody west of Cortez.

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  4. That's cause we left all that prime land to the Hopi and the Navajo

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  5. Which one is the whorehouse?

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  6. Nice post amigo. Fun place. Reminds me of a day I spent 20 years ago trying to find the ruin of the burned down cafe in Canyon, Colorado because it was the setting for the song, "Navajo Rug". Never found it though.

    You did good. Thanks for sharing the experience. Jules

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  7. Probably all of them Mont.

    But it sure is fun looking isn't it Jules. I figured Creede was going to be something like this and it was.

    The point is that now I have the time and will take it to go look at things like this if it seems like it warrants a bit of exploration.

    Thanks men!

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  8. If you go during high tourist season you will smother! Been there done that! Great phoots!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  9. I screwed up and didn't go to the cemetery which was close.

    Then I read about Bob Ford one of the people the town is noted for and it said he was in business in Walsenburg as well my town address now.

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