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.


The Guv Coulda Been A Man And Said

That it's long past due to end these wars but of course our country loves us our wars particularly elected officials.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of a soldier from Windsor and a Pueblo County sheriff's officer who died in the line of duty in separate incidents. 

There is no mention of the second retired law enforcement officer killed in Pueblo County along with the first while flying around looking for da pot.


  1. 'Died in the line of duty' sounds much more noble than 'died searching for evidence of a pot farm'.

  2. Equally as bad as getting killed in Afghanistan.
    For nothing!

  3. I always wonder what your header is going to be. Still love the turtle!


  4. "For nothing" is right. Well, actually that war is providing an evolutionary pressure on pot growers, who have become far more dangerous as a result.

    So there's that.

  5. Did you happen to catch this anywhere Cujo?


    Then we're also voting on this.


    They say there is a decent chance. Imagine that happening in some state. Some people's heads would blow clean off.