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.

9/17/14

Plenty Sphinx Moths

Have never been around so many of these at one time. It was nice to see.

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  1. Moths....a tad fluttery aren't they!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  2. Yes they are but that's the video.

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  3. I love'em, we see them from time to time.

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  4. Beautiful creatures ... and flowers, too! The way they hover on your video I can see why they're sometimes called the Hummingbird Moth.
    Great header shot, Tom. Hope you are well .......

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    1. Thanks for that bj! It's all pretty good and hopefully the same for you. I will add that I knew that down the line I was going to probably have to have something done with my right knee. A repetitive thing from operating certain equipment we had at the golf course. I tweaked it accidentally several weeks ago when I jumped up very quickly. It is now an issue. I can do it all and for a bunch buuuuut have to be constantly aware. sonnybitch. Do not think it will get much better. Still very lucky. Let's enjoy these nice days coming up for sure my friend!

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  5. I love these guys - no at all intimidated by a person's hand and will gladly land on it. Cool little animals.

    An interesting fact I hadn't known until a few years ago - of the species in which moths and butterflies exist, moths are far more colorful than butterflies.

    The Sphinx, Cecropia, Emperor, Luna, Silk, Black Witch, Elephant Hawk, etc...... are stunning to see. For most of my life, I assumed the drab color was indicative of moths.

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    1. Thanks for that boomer! Haven't seen anything unusual lately. Patiently waiting for the tarantula migration to begin which will happen very soon. There can be thousands and they are black and BIG!

      I've not seen them up close before and this is gonna be good.

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  6. My wife would run a mile in 30 seconds if she saw one of those.

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