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.


Used To Be

The Hueferno River lies 3/4 of a mile away. There is no canyon like this there. This is six miles north.
Running water made this and walking along the rim you will occasionally see a bit of dampness or a small pool. There is a trickle a mile or so to the south of here and the width is much much smaller than here.

The canyon pictures above were taken at the tree line. It used to be windmills such as this one for pumping water were found quite often. Not so much anymore as like the river itself water is very scarce here. Many people have to haul theirs.
If you click on the picture above twice and look closely on the horizon we're pumping something other these days. These went up very quickly.


  1. Luv the header. Hard to imagine a river running thru that first pic. Geez...

    1. I don't know if or when this river flowed this wide. A gully washer would make it run this wide. The river bed down here is pretty wide in places but where the water is and has been flowing for a long long time is maybe15-20 feet wide.

    2. The sunrises have been pretty cool lately.

  2. Wow!

    You are really rocking out now.

    Love ya,