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.


Yesterday At The Museum

Yesterday went to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a specific reason. Was not feeling good at all but got it done.

The reason was to see the exhibit known as the "Wall of Rhodo". Rhodo meaning rhodochrosite.

I was in the Sweet Home Mine the day (early 90's) they were attempting to remove this huge piece of material embedded with this ruby like and highly sought after gem stone. It is was put on display at the museum and never took the time to go and see it till yesterday.

Remember clicking on the pictures makes them larger.

This is a one of a kind and just huge. The picture does this no justice but go here to get a much better idea of how amazing this piece is.

You find gemstones like this in crevices. The problem is removing them without damage.

A picture from an exhibit that actually looks real.

Denver is a very cool city in many ways.

It made my day seeing this.


  1. I've been to Co tons, but never spent any time in Denver. Fun pics and wow...that cat! Bet he sleeps rather than guarding...

    1. She sleep real good TMoon. Can do an easy 12 without blinking an eye.

  2. I love this photo of your cat! When do you return?


  3. Happy trails, One Fly. Love the photo of the cat, of course.

    1. You seconded what Teresa Evangaline said. Happy Trails was what we named a bar back in the cornfield in the early 70's. I hope Stretch is still around when I get back. She's got a pretty nice set up. Has the run of the place and can come and go as he pleases.

      Thanks Cujo.