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.


Where To File It

Talking about the disgust I have for those who got us here. Make no mistake this mentality started in force with the killer bush and his band of looters and pillagers with the help of the so called Democrats. 

Perpetual war and fear with few saying no and only those same few calling out the bullshit. The legitimate blame for actions like this can find a home in a lot of places. Merkans will continue to give what is theirs so the war machine and the 1% can continue to have theirs and more of ours.

No way this should happen and this is just in Colorado. The effects of previous cuts were easy to see anyway. BLM lands is where I've noticed it more.

See any drone cuts anywhere to help out our financially strapped nation?? Why can't you get it!


Proposed cuts to National Park Service properties in Colorado:
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park -- $82,000
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site -- $59,000
Colorado National Monument -- $93,000
Curecanti National Recreation Area -- $198,000
Dinosaur National Monument -- $170,000
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument -- $46,000
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve -- $113,000
Hovenweep National Monument -- $27,000
Mesa Verde National Park -- $321,000
Rocky Mountain National Park and Cache La Poudre -- $623,000
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site -- $41,000
Yucca House National Monument -- $5,000
Source: National Park Service director's memo, released by Coalition of National Park Service Retirees 


  1. Make the parks less friendly, clean, accessable, educational, and a smaller portion of the public will go. Let the mining and drilling crews in, few will notice, few will care, few will miss the wild and beauty.

    In Kansas, pope Brownback has closed a couple state lakes and parks to save money. I imagine they will sell them one day.

  2. I would assume the same. Was going to say something along those lines. The 1% wants these lands something fierce.

    Point is too and it was the same during bush. These people do pretty much what they want because they can.

  3. Big money has always wanted control over the parks and the BLM. Lumber/Mineral/Water, not to mention just plain ole real estate. This is just another way they're inching away "our" park system... The parks & arts will take a hit... Hate this very much!!!!! Will write, vote, petition, march... whatever is needed.

  4. That is the most colorful dragonfly I think I have ever seen in my life!

    Grand Mesa National Forest and Park lost money several years ago. A contract company now provides the concern and care of the park. The people who work for the contract company LOVE their jobs. Let's hope something like that happens for these other much loved places.


  5. I hope so too Linda.

    These are the color you see most here and I do not think I've ever seen one sitting.

  6. Thanks for the full-disclosure that it was dead. lol Are they like cicadas, then?