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.


Mississippi River Update

It's not looking good and barges are and have been running at 50% capacity.


  1. The river's down. Next year it could be up and flooding everything. That's the way it goes with rivers. I live right next to one, and it's always a concern, but you just take what you get and hope it's better next year. In California the politicians are always trying to come up with new ways to sidetrack everyone else's water for the pustule that is Los Angeles. It's always something.

  2. Over here, we are starting to get worried as the eastern slope (called Denver) has made HUGE talks about siphoning our water for their use. I don't know how they could do it, but I'm sure they have a way!

    Farming is always last on the 'concern' list.


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  3. The old timers in Kansas are likening the conditions now to the Dust Bowl era for what ever that's worth. It's very dry and once again like the other video put up here when they talk about releasing more from the Missouri drainage the ones who know explain very dramatically why they won't and the reasons are dire.

    Any water people or others who know more than I all say they will eventually get it. They want the Yampa's water and what's in the San Luis Valley. There is a huge water scam going on two miles to the south of here. There is little water around here . We have like a 18-20' hand dug well that has produced for many years and waters many cattle as well. Not enough to irrigate of course but we are lucky.