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.


They Used To Ski Here

39 miles as the crow flies to what was and still is the Cuchara Ski Resort. It was never a destination resort except for locals and many Texans who came up but downhill skiing with lifts and the whole works did happen but has not for some time.

The don't ski because it doesn't snow near enough anymore and for quite some time.  This picture was taken maybe yesterday. Just saying.

You can click on the picture to make it bigger twice.

The google image gives you another perspective as the top picture is a bit deceiving. You go there you are in the mountains and it's getting to that time to go see if they got any Columbines.


  1. It's a nice drive up through there, until you get down on the west side of Trinidad.

  2. It's different here in more ways than that.

  3. The view is amazing. Out my window, I see the mailbox and 8 houses. humpf!!!

  4. Tell him you want to move. I am lucky and I know that.