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.


Hacksaw Kimberly

It was sad enough a man killed his nine year old son then himself in a custody dispute at a place that this time of year not many visit.

That is until a couple real low-lifes show up and find them. If you're low-life what do you. It's pay dirt I guess so much so the women took a hacksaw and cut two fingers off the frozen corpse so she could steal the pistol. He steals the rest of what's in there of value.

They were caught in Washington Friday night.  LINK


  1. Another fine example of why I prefer real turkeys, like the ones on top of the hill in your header photo.

    This sounds like a scene from a Mad Max movie. Or "The Book of Eli." Or name your post-apocalypse favorite.

  2. Morning Teresa. Humans are a nasty species far too many times. These two were meth-freaks and had been in trouble before of course in Craig and other places in NW Colorado.

    Another part of the drug war front that was lost many years ago as well. This is not an easy part of that equation.

  3. After a few years trying to get a meth head clean is a waste of time. Their brains are so altered that they are never right again.

  4. 'Macabre' is the word which comes to mind. And we have 7 shot dead in a murder-suicide on Christmas day in nearby Grapevine (the Christmas Capital of Texas), and--not yet confirmed--the perp was dressed as Santa Claus.

  5. I knew about that but not the santa thing.
    Nasty. Our society has some major issues. I guess them Taliban's want this stuff along with the rest of our freedoms.

  6. Confirmed: the shooter was dressed as Santa. It's not our 'freedoms' they want; it's our 200,000,000+ guns.