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.


Another New One

And they're going fast. If there was a wish it would be that anyone who comes by here could be assured of a better year than last. And in addition those who have been so adversely affected on no part of their own by the greedy and the powerful double better new year.

No matter what Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for visiting!!

Yes it's a new year and the start of the fourth month of a new life for me. Also within the hour it will be the start of a new adventure hopefully in a new camper thingy. So I'm outta here and in all seriousness I don't know where this may lead or for how long but we're going to give it a try. South is the starting direction. Posting here - probably not much.

Have a good one everybody.

There will be some of these I believe ahead.


  1. Take care, Fly! I'm beginning to hear the call of the Great Outdoors.

  2. Happy New Year and have a safe journey to the south OF. Thanks for the pic and MTB tune. Have not heard that one for many years.

    Tim near KC

  3. Happy New Year Bud and I absolutely love that tune.
    You are the only one I have ever seen that knows about it!

  4. Happy New Year Fly and Happy Motoring in your Geezer Buggy.

  5. A little late, but Happy New Year.

  6. Thanks for the flower (my favorite!) and the tune(s)!

    Happy New Year! (we hope)

    Love you (and be careful out there!),


  7. I just wanted to let you know that you've inspired me to read this post

  8. nice post and lots of infromation about the provided treatment thanks

  9. Best of all in the New Year.

  10. Thanks friends !! - only here for a bit.

  11. I had to swing by and hear that again.
    That is some serious whisky sipping music dude.

    Happy Trails.

  12. Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge.