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.


To Say There's A Lot Don't Cut It

Any regular here knows how much I've hung out in western Colorado central and northern part plus Utah. There have been posts concerning the amount of activity with the oil and gas industry in those areas. The biggest and most active is south of Duchesne,UT. and there business is thriving.

Now that I live somewhere else I've seen new things. Much of what I do here is based on observation and past experiences as is this post. We're talking Bloomfield and Aztec area around NW New Mexico where I have just spent a bit of time.

Out in the boonies where I just moved from you will see quite of bit of support activities happening including Rangely and Vernal. I was not in the boonies here but did see enough in and around these two cities to comment on it.

And that is I have never seen anywhere close to the amount of oil and gas related traffic in those towns as I saw here. I was amazed I really was. There was also a slight odor and in some lower areas outside of town that had off colored clouds/pollution above.

It was very easy to tell the vehicles were because all had flags on them. My point is this - if there are this many in town where there are no wells - how many are in the country. Over all the total traffic volume from these vehicles seemed about 30 - 40%. It was a pain in the butt actually. Glad to leave but there cool ruins in both of these towns that were both must sees.

I can say it but does not make it so. The short window shot video does.

Don't try and say guvmint stymies the oil and gas corporations cuz it just ain't so.


  1. Sure. I believe it.

    Don't you know how our "change" candidate opened up the previously closed leases, etc., to the energy industry?

    I read somewhere that they will extraact every last bit of carbon-based energy from the world before they'll actually fund any other type development.

    But that's just me.

    Love ya and hope your new home is comfy!


  2. I think you and Suzan are right. They won't ever stop as long as they can be greedy and get away with it.


    DOZE BOYZ ARE GONNA FRACK THE FUCK OUT OF THAT TERRITORY! Pry all the carbon out - convert it to burnable so you can stuff more carbon into the atmosphere! YAY AMERICA! HOPE AND FUCKIN CHANGE!