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.


Even The Best Can't Do It

Personally I would not fly in a small plane in the mountains here or anywhere else.


  1. I had a very close call in one many years ago, en route to Nashville. Never again.

  2. I took flying lessons after graduating from high school, but gave it up for lack of funds. Lucky me.

  3. You both are lucky. I flew ultralites for a time. I feel at least you have a shot on those if you have a ballistic chute.

    There's a fellow in town who flew all the time a long time friend of a friend. He was a passenger in a small plane that ran out of gas and landed in a palm tree in Florida. Made national news. Has barely got in a plane since.

  4. Flying a big one probably made him forget what a little one could not do, like flying in icing conditions.