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.



This has been up before but I like this tune Rollerskate  by Call and Response and I like these boarder kids in da boat as well. It's fun stuff damn it.

Take a close look here as there's more going on than what it appears. There was a bunch of effort that went into this to make it work not to mention some pretty good driving as well.

You can listen to the whole song and others at the link above.

Picture put here because of a comment.


  1. and how long did you have to wait for the train?

  2. The dude (or dudette) on top of the snowbank with the videocamera had some cojones too, 'cause one false move and it woulda been mayhem.

  3. You wouldn't believe how hard these boarders work to make a jump,get to one or climb up the side of a cliff to come down it. Skiers do the same for that matter.

    This was done early one season when there was little snow but it was time for something to happen.

  4. Not an answer, but I won't make it an issue. I was just curious as to how much train traffic was on that rail line.

  5. I did not see that in your query.

    I guessing 10-15 a day. Goes both ways and in that 35 mile stretch just up from the bridge that was in the picture and I will go get that and put it at the bottom here is the only place the tracks cross the road.

    Thanks for stopping by.