4/16/17
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.

10/21/13

Well Shitfire

Thanks for the visit first off!

Not sure what if anything needs to be said but gonna throw a few things out there as it's been a long time. I am very tired of "news and politics" right now. Just not participating much. Totally disgusting and in the end can be depressing to hear or to even learn  more bad shit on a daily basis. Just not doing it much and concentrate on other things I guess.

One thing that happened on 8/10 is that I got myself hurt or more correctly I guess I hurt myself pretty damn bad. The worst being a finger on each hand. The right thumb is about back but the left pinky has a long way to go. This was a tough one and I just hope by next spring I can swing a golf club. I'm not sure of that at all because right now I can't even come close to doing so. This may have given me more intense hurt for a longer time than anything that came before.

There was what turned out to be a lifestyle change that is almost as dramatic as when I stopped work two years ago. The hand thing is the second time I got bit for choosing to go without health insurance. This change and how it was arrived at once again as so many times through my life come together through coincidental happenings. I feel almost totally at peace. The only other time I have ever felt quite like this but much more so was on the Volta River in Senchi Ferry, Ghana.

There has been quite a bit of windshield time of late. I am sitting here
at Ute Lake SP outside of Logan NM. Drug this back from north of the cornfield first part of this month. It was 1100 back to home. Last night was the virgin night on the road. It went well and tweeking will be ongoing for a while. Bought the annual camping pass (has to be the best deal in the states for camping) and they will not make money on this arrangement. 22 days and you have recouped. Will stay here for another day or so. This place has the internets so that's nice. To pull in off the road to camp for a night in a CO state part it would cost me $27. Here the same would be 10.

Last week did a 750 miler with a friend from Misery that took us deep into the big mountains. Colorado is such a cool place to live. And it was like it was all ours and the fact of the matter much of is ours and yours too.

Two other things-
Feel sooooo fortunate that I have even a chance at this. There was a saying in Ghana used plenty with variations of it. Simply that "Life was sweet". Life is pretty sweet just now. May yours be tooo sweet!

Does anyone have contacts on the Baja from La Paz down to Cabo? I have yet to make a decent contact and thinking seriously about going there for awhile anyway. The run of 10.5 months of shorts,sandals and tshirt is over. Time to start it up again if possible.

Have a good one-
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