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.


What 21 Smacks Gets You

It get's you 18 holes of  golf  on a nine holer walking with a back drop like this and few others around.  In addition two freshly made tacos with homemade salsa and a coke plus a two buck tip.

I have seldom paid for playing golf in many years but this is cheap golf and today was a blast. Hit the ball pretty good for playing just five times this year. Actually thought I wouldn't play at all. This track makes it by on the very minimum of a budget I'm sure. It played really well and the greens were true as can be and looked great.  It was a lot of fun.
But it wasn't fun for Mary who got a ticket for protecting her honor on the golf course. 


  1. Great looking course, where is it?

  2. Walsenburg and it's pretty good for what they have to do the work. The lady inside has worked there 38 years. Just the right type of place for guys like you and me. Actually had to repair more than a couple ball marks.

  3. A day not on the ranch...hitting balls, not mowing lawns...perfect!


  4. I enjoyed this so much it can be called perfect. Thanks for that!

  5. Interesting, I've driven through there numrous times. Yes we need to meet at some places for a good round of golf. Let me know the time and place and I'll see if I can swing it. Come down to join Russ Sype's election campaign too.

    1. This needs to be done sometime Pat. Let's see what happens this fall.