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.


In The Last Throes Of Preparedness

At least what I think that may be. Leaving here tomorrow morning sometime. Just piddle ass crap left but do want to get the leaves out of the gutters if possible.

Just found out going to ride up to Pueblo in my brother's new used really nice Subaru. Driven it a ways but not far. I like driving a bunch but it's sure nice to get some total window time now and then.

It would be nice to get something decent for lunch. Hard to do sometimes. Anyway gotta go. I'll be bok. Nary a cloud in the sky.


  1. So, you'll be on your way to CR? How Exciting!

    Beautiful header photo!

    1. Have a good time down there O-Fly, hope it an enjoyable and safe trek. Have several friends who are considering something similar, as maybe a I so look forward to your feedback. Keep a detailed journal, please.

      Safe travel,


    2. Thanks Tim and I do plan on hooking up in the spring.

    3. Yup time for some hanging out in the Metro area. Have two simple things that need done is all.

      That was a cloud formation that I had not seen before. Needed to go to a different vantage point.It was cold and the lazy was around.

  2. It's nice here...I have lots of outside stuff to get done before winter.


  3. Soon it will be over. I got most of what needed to be done done. I just put Stabil in the car. It's going to be sitting for four months.