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.


Something Strange Going On

For the longest time had a bad habit that when distracted for a bit would lay down a tool or what have you that was in my hand and then would not be able to find it even though most of the time it was very close. So frustrating and almost always found what was being looked for. Not always though. I worked hard on that and gradually situations like that almost came to a stop and that was a good thing as I could not do much else until the "lost" object was found.

As with this incidence last Saturday I was positive about where I put this thing. We turned out to be correct that there was a culprit with four legs named Ruby involved.

This is something else though. A few days ago I put two batteries in this small bag used for things that are with me all the time. I just went and looked for about the third time in every compartment to make sure I did not miss them and I did not. They were put there and now can not be found.

Yesterday was washing two bottles and the caps. Used soap and shook both up with the caps and then rinsed them and set them to the side to drain a bit. Never left the sink and when I went to put them away one of the caps was missing and not to be seen again. We're talking a couple minutes. Before items were found or showed up but here things ain't coming back. I've looked for this cap and it's just not there and the batteries never were used so never left the bag.

Might be losing it a bit - either that or need to cut back on Star Trek NG. Picard and the crew loved mysteries as I but like them so much more when they are solved. I do find this very interesting and there are a few other times but I can't remember.


  1. I have been to Canyonlands a couple of times, but I never stopped to view Newspaper Rock. Great pic!

  2. Well, you know me, I'm assigning something cosmic to it. Maybe those visitors from out there, you know, the ones whose portraits are carved into rock, that you've photographed, some of which are found on Newspaper Rock, are inviting you to "look elsewhere." ;)

  3. It's worth driving in to see and yes you as well could have a picture just like that. Pictures of this are very busy.

    Agreed Teresa. It's very possible a gator aide bottle cap could be had somewhere way out there. I'm still cyphering on what to do. I did sleep in this thing last night and just fine of course. Seems it used at least a gallon of propane. The fridge is running on gas as well. 5.6 gal usable. It was 15 last night. Testing teasting. Getting itchy to do something just not sure what it is yet. The weather is going to turn a bit shitty here and south starting tomorrow. You two have a fun day.

  4. For me it's names of people and places I have trouble with. So far I gradually remember.

    The header is great!


  5. That too. I go and try to grab something I know but come up blank. That's been going on for long time.

  6. It's okay to lay off the Star Trek NG for a while. There's always FarScape and Firefly to put you in an entirely different state of sci fi mind. If you were John Crichton, we could blame your memory problems on Scorpius.

  7. Netflix streams Firefly and I will definitely give it a try. Farscape is a favorite as well as is Lexx. I like Lexx plenty! Completely off the wall and excellent in it's own way as well.