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.


Academy Wannabe Flyboy's Cheat And Now Caught Again

Can I say I have never cheated on a test? No I can't. Stopped very early on with that strategy. At this level I think cheating enters a whole different category. It takes Congressional assistance and helpful sometimes generational "who ya know" to get into this place.

There you will if you graduate be among the elite who defend our country and have been given one of the best "educations" one can receive anywhere.

Expulsion should be the penalty for cheating at this level but my opinion of that don't mean squat but what I also think is this -

It was the pressure of getting caught and the shitty feeling of doing something real wrong that ended my career is this business. 78 is a huge number and if they're cheating at this stage of life some of these 78 will always cheat and maybe while they are on duty "protecting us".  


  1. One of the stops on our whirlwind honeymoon in 1962 was the Air Force Academy. As I recall, our reason for making this stop was to see the chapel, which was very futuristic-looking for the time.

    1. It still is doesn't seem to be accomplishing what it's intended for.

  2. You should write a book and photo document all the cool bugs you find!

    I'll buy one!


  3. I walked back today and got some pretty decent ones. I will put a post up soon.

  4. Given the evangelical bent to the USAFA, repenting of their sins and seeking forgiveness from the congregation should get them back on the straight and narrow path, until the next incident.

  5. I assume the finger snapper still plays a huge role there. For a while that was on the screen but has been gone a long time.