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.


Buying A Car

This is hard work and it's not even me doing it. Long story that will not be touched on only to say the dynamics of buying a used Subaru have changed from what they once were.

Drove to Florissant which is 30 some miles west of Colorado Springs. A '09 Forester private party. Traveled over a 100 and it took less than five minutes and we drove away.

We actually stopped at the Suby dealer in the Springs where believe it or not a car may get bought. A real nice one. It should be for how much it costs. Just want to say it was a pretty decent experience. Because of the dynamics mentioned before one of which is used Suby's are commanding top dollar no matter who has them. Thus dealers enter the picture a bit anyway.

Next in line is a ride to Pagosa Springs on Thurs to look at another private party Forester. Like I say it's not me but if this one is not had the other one at the dealer if it's not been sold will be. Pretty sure anyway.

It's ma job these days.


  1. We just helped Shannon buy herself a used Toyota...we so understand your statement...and it took all day.


  2. It's probably about the same thing with many Toyota's. I never go near dealers but this is just different.