4/16/17
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.

9/17/12

You Know They're Big When - - -

YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTS IN THEIR EYES!




17 comments:

  1. But, Grandma, what big fangs you have!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yikes! I would not sleep as easy after that. Outside or not.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What kind is that??? ewwwww..... Very cool header!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm just glad he didn't charge. He would have had me.

      Delete
    2. A new movie: One Fly vs. Wolfspider. LOL

      Delete
    3. An epic battle of the strong and the intimidated.

      Delete
  4. You have even bigger ones in Minnysota that's for sure and don't know what kind will try to find out.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I believe this is a Wolf Spider. Teresa: you would just love Eight Legged Freaks. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So now I have to worry about Sasquatch showing up AND big spiders? Thanks! :)

      Delete
  6. YIIIIIIIICCCKKKKKKKKKSSS! I hope it doesn't go IN TO you HOUSE!!!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are soooooo many spiders around you would not believe.

      Delete
  7. Oh My God!!!! Those are just too damned big!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Dang, marmots do like to pose, don't they? I have photos of a marmot posing for me in Yosemite a few years back...

    Oh wait, that's a spider, not a marmot. Oops! Eeek!

    ReplyDelete
  9. In the desert SW there is a smaller spider that has a bit of fluffy red fur on it that is said to deliver the most painful bite imaginable.

    I think they're here as well. Ive seen a half a dozen in the year I've been here full time. Never close to the house and that's real good.

    I can't emphasize enough just how many there are.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It needs to be said too that when I first noticed this there were two other sets of eyes for a second as well in the same 8-10 square foot area. I hope the ones that didn't get seen were NOT the granddaddy of them all.

    ReplyDelete