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!