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.

10/10/15

"Living In Mexico Is Like Camping Except You Have Four Walls Around You"

A friend made that comment early this year when I was here in Nogalito. It's fair to include "the tropics" in general. It's warm and humid for sure.

It's good to be back! Was fairly certain that would be the case. Old friends/acquaintances are happy to see me as I them. Feels good. Last several days have been chasing several items down that are important.

One is a propane grill and the other is a recliner. There are just a couple choices found with each and think we'll go in and pull the trigger on both today. I hope the recliner is still there.

Grilling is important me and need to increase the ways I can cook. The chair is even more important as issues and not good ones crop up if a chair is not good for me. The ones in mi casa are not that bad but bad enough to already be a literal pain in the ass. Friends just up the road have torture chairs. It's true. Neither of these two items are perfect but they will do quite nicely and am ready to eat fresh caught grilled pescado.

Stuff like that. A picture just because. It's the road in and out of town. Puerto Vallarta is known as town.

10 comments:

  1. I loved our visit to that very town. Good luck with your purchases!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  2. That road looks very nice ... and fresh fish ... sounds like a good way to spend the winter ... so glad you got to go back...:)

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    1. Nice to hear from you Teresa. And it's the only road btw. Did spend big bucks for the grille and chair that just got brought home and Mon go and pick up some things like fish on the south side of Vallarta. Been a bit busy but not for much longer.

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  3. We're still having summer here in Garland---in the 90s today.

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  4. Warm back in CO too. Today was the warmest I've experienced here. All been real good so far.

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  5. Have you tried a hammock rather than a recliner ? A lot of people enjoy them more than a recliner, especially in the tropics.

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  6. Hammocks will create severe back issues for me as do most of the chairs here.

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  7. Grilled fish is healthy; a good chair is also a matter of health. And of course the weather has a great impact on one's well being.

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    1. Yes! Temperatures and humidity are pretty intense but that will lessen in several weeks.

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