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.


Hard Work

I house sat last night for friends and included in the deal were two hounds and a cat. Good pooches but I think one or both are stealers.

About sundown I went out for awhile to take some pictures of neon because just don't go to far at night. Just the way it is.

When I got back my little medicine bag got missing somehow. Looked and looked all around and outside as well. Mystery's like this aren't all that fun.

It seemed to me Ruby had a shit eating grin on her face and all LuLu wants to do is watch the place and get treats.


  1. I hope they do not over dose on your meds. :-)

    I bet the one with the shit eatin' grin swallowed your meds. LOL

  2. I think Ruby knows.


  3. I hope you found your "medicine bag." Got the munchies did they? Were they singing, "They call me Mellow Yellow?"

    sorry, but I laughed out loud.

  4. Yup-my money's on Ruby. Young and very ambitious.

  5. Ruby probably did it, but don't count Lulu out. ha ha ha...

  6. Just found out -- it was Ruby. We do know what we're talking about here at times and my reader are very astute as well.