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.

5/17/12

He's Still Kicking & On Back

Been gone for over two weeks and it's been a blast. I'm now where I grew up and this is the longest time I've been back since I moved away those many years ago. I will just say that it's a different breed of kat around here and that's a fact.

The last time I was here it was different because my last surviving parent was gone.

This time and since I've quit work everyday since life has been different in the sense that now I don't have to "go back" which meant work.

I did not know just how huge this would be for me as I say many times I've never done this before and it's all new to me. For me this feeling has been a huge positive and believe that feeling will remain for a long time.

Next week I will return to the high country. Colorado is my home.

I hope you are all well.




15 comments:

  1. So glad you're having a good time & being well fed.

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  2. Hey...enjoy!!! I just love being retired!!! a strange feeling, isn't it?

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    1. It is TMoon and very good strange feeling.

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  3. I am so glad it's better this time around. I do remember the last trip was not quite so pleasant.

    Dude, I am just so happy for ya, getting to actually enjoy life.
    So happy.
    You have been quite busy enjoying yourself lately and I think that is so cool.

    Quite deserved after all the bullshit you had to go through for so long.

    Damn, I can still remember stumbling on your old site all those years ago, look how far you have come!!

    My very best to you pal.

    Busted

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    1. Thank you for that my friend!!

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  4. Travel back slow and take your time. Look at stuff you haven't seen for awhile and take a different route.

    Being retired is the nicest gift we can give ourselves. I'm glad you are enjoying your trip. Don't hurry back

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  5. Stay positive, and keep on enjoying your retiremnt days!

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    1. I will do just that Duta - thanks.

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  6. It's hard to get away from home.

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  7. ZOMGx2!!! Above and beyond my appreciation for the gorgeous JD 4010 above, which I happen to have a brother to, it just so happens I took a trip to Keokuk, Warsaw, Hamilton, and Navoo too just last week. Also to Lebanon, MO, south of Lake of the Ozarks, and Laura Engles Wilder's final home in Mansfield, MO where she wrote the some of the Little House on the Parie Books from. Also the Hill Billy Auction/Flea Market @ Ruthledge, MO....very entertaining and famous former coon dog & gun trading expo there in it's early days.

    My wife's from Keokuk, and we visited with family there....she had to have fish on Friday night @ Meyer's Courtyard...a tradition of sorts. Fun to know that area is home to you, Mr. Infamous One Fly!. We live out in the tulies of Weld County these days, and I check in on your work here from time to time. Love what I see and read! Still, good to be home in Colorado, my favorite place on the planet. Yer Bro, Pullma

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    1. Thanks for that Ano!! We ate the Nauvoo Motel and it was the best ever. If you visit here you know I live south of Pueblo. It was just pleasant being along the river.
      The tractor picture was taken another place but it could have been taken there. You know Warsaw is having its 200th year anniversary this year. The cemetery is something else and never made it back to see it again.

      There will be some posts of some kind coming up here and at the picture place.

      Thanks again for the visit.

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    2. Fly Boy, time to get back to work. I want to see some pictures of the grotto. Is that 4010 pulling an articulator? Looks like that might be a golf course, but he doesn't have turf tires.

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    3. I have been and it's hard. It's not an articulator but like it. It is a golf course and the tires look like a mild version of a lugged tire.

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  8. Heya One Fly: Weld County Ano, Pullma, on this one. Appreciaate the offer to meet in Pueblo sometime...love that area too! We don't get that far south much but would enjoy making your acquaintance one of these days.

    I'm a CO native and wouldn't trade this place for anywhere else, but wife's family has the Mississippi River in their veins. Warsaw is a fun place for us, and my wife can't get enough cat fish...me, not so much. Trout is more my style. Why is the cemetary at Warsaw of interest....haven't checked that one out. Wife's sister was married to the mayor there in W. so we've got some other connections going there locally. Picture place??

    Drove by the Navoo Motel, but didn't know that was worth a second look. And wasn't it special recently not being too damn hot and humid there? Actually think I could take that location if it was like it was during our visit at least 250d out of 365. Checked out J. Browning's place in historical Navoo. Is Bentonsport on your radar? Very deep backwoods little place on the Des Moines River about 30 some miles SSW back into MO from Keokuk. L8TR, Pullma

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  9. It was the whole catfish out of the Mississippi. There's so much history around those parts. Warsaw has been around 200 years. It's fun.

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