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.



And not talking about the kind that you put on cookies or a cake. The real thing called a shower. We had one and it settled the dust and it was a welcome change that lasted for a few hours.


  1. Lucky you! We have an afternoon shower everyday for two days at Salida, and Buena Vista.

    The Pine Ridge Fire is at Debeque.

    which is 60 miles from us. As of yesterday morning it was 5% contained. Everything is a tinder box here. We haven’t had rain or even snow since around Christmas last year.



  2. A 100 every day or more. At least the wind has lessened. This ain't right.

  3. Got off work at 9:30pm. Still 94degrees. Some showers reported in Lawrence (go jayhawks) but they normally go north of us. Getting bad!