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.


Outta Nowhere

A picture of a huge dust devil that went much higher in the sky than shown by this quickly snapped picture.  Quick because I was busy dealing with a vehicle malfunction.  I basically got nowhere last post and to my recollection this is the first time I've ever had to leave a vehicle behind.  I got a ride home the same day and I've just been hanging low cuz there's a piper that needs to be paid and he don't come cheap.


  1. The pic of the house is incredible -- nice job.

  2. huh??? camper problems??? dang! That house is very fun...

  3. I always want to get inside Andy but you can't most of the time.

    The way it is TMoon.

  4. Sorry to hear about your vehicle problems. Great picture of a beautiful house left to rot.

    1. I have a feeling that eventually someone will restore it and the grounds. Hope so anyway.

  5. I could live in a house like that! Great photo of a HUGE dust devil! Lots of wind and dust to create one.


  6. I have never lived in a brick house. I would live there but could not afford it. That devil was waaaay up there - much more than what you see here.

  7. Vehicle problems suck, particularly on trips. Nice photo, though.

  8. If I wasn't broke down I would have drove over to it. This is gonna hurt.