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.

3/4/16

Back To Colorado

For whatever reason over many years things just seem to happen on or around March 4. Today climb onto the silver bullet and three and a half hours later land in a state that I truly love.

My five month stay here in Mexico will be sorely missed. Other things are going to be missed for sure and cheap excellent lunches is high on that list. More important people who have become close friends. The way it is but there's Skype.

It will be an adjustment but things need done and that will keep me busy for a bit. Don't know what the year will bring and camping and exploring is in the picture. I plan on returning but too far in the future for date specifics.

I like it here so much too and think Colorado is one of the best places to live in the states it really is. Looking forward to what life brings.

May the future be good for you and me and no matter what it's gonna be a trip. I am and as so many others are as well what Chuck sings about. So many of us came from the plains seeking higher ground. It's true and this is a great day for my birthday.

Have a good one! 


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful country there!

    Happy Birthday!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Welcome home!

    Linda

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  3. Happy Belated, Pahdnuh. Hope you're comfortable and warm. Even if the juice isn't fresh squeezed, there's no place like home, Is there? Ol' Chuck, there, makes Collar Ray Doe sound very appealing. Much like your photo with the antelope playing. I'm sure there are deer just out of frame ....

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    1. It's all true about CO bj. Yes I'm back with no glitches. Food was very very expensive the little I picked up. same as 900 pesos worth and I wouldn't of been able to lug that much around not even close. Gracias!

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  4. Happy birthday, brother. Glad you made it over the Trump wall back to Colorado :)). Good fishing there I hear. One day....one day......

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  5. Thanks Tony!! If there's ever a chance do so you'd never regret it.

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  6. Happy Birthday, and happy return to Colorado! They say its people are friendly and nature-loving, and that makes Colorado one of the best places in the USA.

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  7. The little I've seen of Colorado is beautiful. Happy return and happy birthday.

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    1. Thank you for that Tom! Weather is decent for March. It was 22 this morning and will reach 65 with blue sky's and hopefully little wind. Haven't been posting. I don't know shit

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  8. Are you kidding me? SNOW again?!!?

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    1. Yup! actually quite a bit. Since I've been back 3/4 there has been no moisture so this is good. The fucking weeds are gonna go crazy. 75% is gone.

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  10. Hope All Is Well With You, El Nogalito.

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  11. Mi Amigo thank you for the thought!! Life is not too bad and feel good and that is because of elevated temps. I don't know shit to blog about but see you are back in the fold once again although one can not comment. That's fine too.

    Plan on getting back down south as I do NOT like it here in Wallyburg CO. It's a shit hole.

    May this find you well and in good spirits too.

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    1. Glad to hear you're well and feelin' good. Life's still being good to me and mine, too.
      btw ... I have begun adding "With a Prickly Pear!" to just about every pejorative remark I make these days. I'm no more popular than before ... but I'M having more fun because of it. heh
      Wishing all things good to you, Pahdnuh.

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