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.


BLM Means Business When It Comes To Artifacts

These two older fellows can attest to that.

Howard H. Drake, 76, of Silverton, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for picking up a human skull and showing it to a group of hikers.Harry Hance, 81, of Mancos, was sentenced to three days in jail for helping organize the hikes.

It could have been worse and Drake should have known better. I want to go on one of these Senior Outdoor hikes like this. This one was out of Durango.

Have I ever seen a skull or say a basket? No and if I did I would not touch either. Pick up a shard of pottery? Yes I do.

This "off trail" position in places has become too overbearing and uncompromising. Do I go off trail? Of course at times and it depends where you are. I'm too old to get my ass chewed out. Do I climb on walls? No. Do I respect whats there? Of course yes - very much so!


  1. On BLM it's all about going off trail and I will always do so if the opportunity presents itself in a most intriguing way. I own no skulls, baskets or pots. I never walk on walls, but have sat and leaned against one, which is a no-no, too. The bottom line is, I treat all sites with respect and honor the people who came before.

  2. ME TOO!!

    To "experience" the site or the land or the hollow or the valley or that wonderful mountain top I sometimes have to be separated from the herd.


    1. I'd have a hard time on a tour bus.