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.


Driving Driving

Very briefly - it's good and have driven more than intended. Several issues cropped up that will limit some things. Have not seen a place yet than where I would want to stay more than a night. Intend to change that.

Only have one thing on my mind and that is the country I just drove through has got to rival some of the poorest there is in our country.

Now you guys won't have the Bok women to kick around - or maybe you will.

Have a good one.  


  1. Are you in Aridzona? I was there a couple of years ago and all the public places were closed because of budgetary problems. Drove through as fast as I could to New Mexico, which is even poorer I think, but their rest stops were still open and well maintained. Have a great trip, take your time, and tell us where you ARE so we can follow you.

  2. Terry and I drove through New Mexico on the way to Lubbock, Texas, and whew! Poor. Very poor. And there were miles and miles and miles and miles of nothing.

    Love your header!

    Like Jan says....take your time and enjoy yourself!


  3. Hi Girls,
    Been hanging around Alamogordo and stopped by a library to do this. Probably go north a bit tomorrow.

    I never felt comfortable where I was at until I crossed over the mountain to get here. Like you say Linda - nothing. It was not for me and that is not being judgmental.