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.


This Morning

Yesterday a sustained wind of 35+ and this is what it was like a while ago at 6:15am real time. Supposed to be sunny and 55 tomorrow. We need the moisture. There will not be much happening outside today if anything. Coyote's are on the prowl.

This is a high quality video sent to me from a friend whose job is to make these things. Since we're into the winter mode today check out this recent heliskiing piece done recently in Alaska. It's real good!



  1. LOVE THE HEADER! We didn't get any snow that stuck, but it did clean up the air. For which I am very thankful for. Enjoy your moisture!


    1. There's another from the same place again today Linda. Thanks for that!

  2. It's strangely mild here. The winter that wasn't, which is intriguing. The effects of climate change is undeniable (sorry, Willard but what is, is). Watched the destructive, early spring supercell tornadoes sweep over Dallas on TV, tossing semi trucks into the air like toys. Our "new norm" is earlier, more powerful weather events and more heat. The Great Erie Lake didn't freeze and this means it will start to evaporate.

    1. I agree Christopher and take the same position on climate change as I do politics in that it's too far gone to get back. And to this day an intelligent discussion on climate change is not possible in our government on this planet killing event.