4/16/17
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.

1/7/12

Hanging Out

Hanging and hiking around Alamogordo. Oliver Lee Park is very nice and am headed back there tonight as well. Then sometime tomorrow will head north a few miles. Very pleasant here but it's like that many places. Even here the dead of winter generally is not that nice.

I know little and may this find all who stop by in good spirits. Still have some issues with the ride but think it will be okay. That is why I'm not straying too far away from anywhere. Have a good one!  OF

7 comments:

  1. I think I might have camped there once. Have fun!

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  2. OF,

    DOWN IN MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS. WISH I WAS THERE.

    SPEND SOME TIME AROUND HATCH, VERY INTERESTING. LAS CRUCES HAS SOME OF THE BEST MEXICN FOOD.

    LOTTABURGERS GREEN CHILI CHEESE BURGERS ARE WORTH IT ALMOST ANY WHRERE IN THE STATE.

    SILVER CITY AND SURROUNDING AREA ARE WORTH A VISIT. SNOW LAKE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES!!

    TIM NEAR KC

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  3. My mother grew up in New Mexico close to that area. Every year, on our way to Texas, we stopped and stayed awhile. I sometimes think I know Lots about New Mexico and Texas, but in reality I didn't go back after I was 14 and my younger child was 17. Of course we just traveled through on our way to Lubbock.

    I love seeing it again.

    By the way...who is taking care of the cat or is she with you?

    Thanks

    Linda


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  4. If you're headed west there's a great desert part south of the highway as you crest the ridge going toward Cruces worth some hikes. Or if you're going north there's a hamburger joint/bar east of the highway just as you go into Carrizozo that will give you pause for thought.

    Have a great trip amigo. Jules

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  5. Just heard New Mexico is expecting snow. Stay cozy.

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  6. I love white sands, such a beautiful area. Give me a hail if you come up to Albuquerque, maybe we'll get out on the links and talk the unspeakables: sex, politics and religion.

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  7. This spring we'll golf at Paco Ridge or what ever the hell the name of it is. The super owes me and I've not forgotten that. Plus he's a cornfield boy which don't mean a whole hell of a lot I guess.

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