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.


Dummy's (Hunters???) Killing Moose's Instead Of

ELK! That's right and in addition moose do not look like elk. If you are unable to tell the difference you don't deserve to have a gun in your hands. This fishwrapper is calling these accidents. They are not accidents

Link to two other accidents.


  1. I used to sell hunting licenses...wondered about some of them???? Asked them what kind of license and would get the funniest looks. :/ Then I'd ask them exactly what were they going to hunt??? another funny look :} I'm thinkin they just wanted to kill something/anything... Sometimes they had to call "mommy" to get their SS#. Very Scary... The first year our boys hunted (after their class) we made them hunt with no shells, but they had to go thru the motions (crossing fences, etc) You'd be surprised how many mistakes they made. At least it was with unloaded guns...

  2. Excellent observations. I'm too young to be trusted to buy a hunting license which wouldn't be done anyway but have to attend school.

  3. The Wasilla Chillbilly may need four shots to hit an elk on tranquillizers but even she knows an elk from a moose.

  4. I don't get hunting. I don't get the joy in plugging an innocent animal with a bullet.

    To me, this constitutes deranged and unhealthy behavior.

  5. Killing an animal of any kind is brutal. No way around it. I hear what you say. There does have to be management - no way around it.

    This society should have to watch butchering processes from beginning to end.

    They should also have to watch the butchering of innocents done in our name.

    Our eating and killing habits would change for the better.

  6. I love your header photo!


  7. Good points you make...we see our share of stupid here- scary how dim so many guys who carry rifles are. At our house we call it "Something Season" because there are some who will shoot at anything that moves. Not everyone, but enough. I'm just sayin...the theme seems to be
    Shoot it, stuff it, or marry it.

  8. By accident looking for a picture tonight Linda came across that picture. It's around Thompson. Between there and Grand Junction and maybe right out side of Thompson. The picture up now was taken right before that. The petroglyphs two miles north of there are out of this world so to speak.

    Next year I make have to take a few doves so a friend can cook them over mesquite with a special type of cheese and pepper inside and wrapped with some special bacon. OH MY is that good. May I not hurt myself skippy. A few years ago some guys from Texass pulled off the interstate right up the road and banged off two elk in clear view. They didn't get away with it.