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 Is Too Good

Only a few days old and literally it's almost like being there in Uganda. It's not real time but  it's good enough for me. After viewing this and if possible and I believe it's doable  that  next year at this time I will be staying for several months well south of here to experience intense colors and never before seen animal life that can only be found in the tropics. How can one not be touched by this.

Thanks to PZ Meyers.


  1. Oh, Lord, I do miss the SW. Thanks for the beautiful reminder. Just amazing scenes. I've stood in similar places and the sense of wonder is just impossible to put into words, Isn't it?

    I will leave the gorillas for more capable folk. :)

  2. The gorilla family comes to the "zoo" on a holiday so their babies can pet the human. I think it's amazing how quiet and well-behaved gorilla children are. I wish Africa could just be left to the animals.

  3. Yes Jan and in more ways than not I wish Africa could be left to Africans.

  4. Oh WOW
    FAR OUT.
    The silverback knows no one will mess with him or his family.
    Totally confident, and self assured.
    I agree they went to the zoo and found a human squatting in the jungle.
    @2:40 it looks to me like the guy pissed in his pants.
    Who wouldn't after being so humbled.

  5. I watched this earlier today and was amazed by it. I loved it. Also, I really like how you change the pics at the top of you blog. Always look forward to seeing what's new. Good job!!! Good pics!!! ooOh almost forgot, I think Reality is right bout 2:40

  6. Click on design - on the header click on edit and it will give you the options for changing the header picture if there is one or if one wishes to have one. I have no clue why they are so huge.

    You keep saying those nice things and questions will be answered!

  7. OF I have never seen anything like this. What an experience it must have been to be that man. WoW!!


    Sorry about the snow storm.

    Tim in KC area