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.


It Ain't Right

It's 6:30 in the morning without a cloud in the sky. I would assume temps will again be at or a bit above a 100 today. There are many records being set and Colorado burns.


  1. One by one, all of my favorite spots in Colorado are being burned out.

  2. This is a huge hit Fearguth and that's just so far. Home seems the place to be when it gets like this.

  3. Ditto to what Fearguth said. I loved Manitou Springs in the '70's. I know it has grown to be much larger, but such nice memories in that area. Devastating and so frightening to those who live there. Our country is being destroyed in so many ways....

  4. I meant to add, nothing like the atmosphere of a good beer joint. Nice pic.

  5. Then there's the "Moon Glow" in Walsenburg that is open now and then. It gets a visit as soon it comes together. I enjoy sitting at old bars and having something while thinking of times gone by.

  6. Love beer joint pics...old ones, tho. It's horribly hot here in KC. We need rain... Agree with Teresa! Loved Manitou in the 70's & 80's. It really has changed. Very nice picture.

  7. Love your header...I hope to get some cool photos this week. Something besides farm stuff! We Will See!


  8. I remember you predicting huge wildfires in Colorada three years ago.
    The bark beetle infestation that left thousands of acres of dead trees.

    So sorry you were right.

    I hope you are safe my friend, this isn't over by a long shot.