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.


20 Years And You Lose It

Nothing is guaranteed when you have a business and there are wide ranging difference of opinions of how we got to this point most all wrong - - but what I find interesting is in the second paragraph and highlighted in what looks like chicken shit yellow.

I understand this is like third hand and all. Personally to me there is some credibility here after just driving all over hell and just not seeing much going on in towns the size of Bayfield.  
“It hurts when the love of your life isn’t making it,” said Alma Evans, owner of the 20-year-old floral shop in Bayfield.

She’s not alone, her suppliers and advertising partners have told her repeatedly this month as she cancelled her shop’s contracts. Evans said some popular floral wire services, such as FTD and Teleflora, indicated her contract cancelation is among tens of thousands similar to ones they’re getting from around the country right now.


  1. Seeing that around here too. Need to go into the nail polishing business...they never seem to have any problems??? no parking problems either, cause I never see any cars around their shops??? so..what's the deal there?

  2. On one hand there are empty shops in strip malls and stores in shopping centers all around Sacramento. On the other hand, the "developers" are pushing to build big new crappy buildings all throughout the zone that is outside the urban services boundary. They're like little kids that take one bit of each piece of candy in the box and spit the rest. Pox on them.

  3. Your header is great as usual. I know it is sad everywhere. I'm very worried for our economy.


  4. People are really sre really struggling. A camp host told me about women who were living out of their cars /shitty rv. In four years he had not seen anything quite like that. He also added that they seemed frightened.

    Just like the post - it doesn't mean a bunch - but.

    Thanks Linda.

  5. We don't buy cut flowers, but my wife, an avid butterfly gardener, helps keep local nurseries and online seed and plant suppliers in business.

    I was always thrilled when I finally reached Bayfield, because it was where I would turn north toward Vallecito Lake and the gateway to the Weminuche Wilderness.

  6. I know little about that area.

    Sounds like you have been there more than once FG.