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.


Stupidity Fodder

Why so many Merikans are what they are.

This is an example of what leads the "news" and sticks around and smells of a rotting carcass in the summer time with high humidity. There is no linky to zimmerman's wife not knowing whether they will stay married or not.

It makes shit bit of difference what I think. America thrives on bullshit like this.


  1. I've been listening to a book on tape. It's a true story of a wealthy woman, gone off to teach in rural Colorado around oooh...1905ish. It describes how some of her extremely wealthy friends bought newspapers...to control... Guess this is just a long way of saying that I hate what/how the news media reports news or non-news and can only wonder "why"...

  2. I just got it day before yesterday from my cousin back in the cornfield who wants to come see these places where I lived for a long time. I had not heard of this story before. The women who wrote it live in Hayden which is where these two went.

    I then sent her a book I have on the Basset family.


    The real story of these two women is just starting as I didn't pay much attention to the college and Europe stuff. I do not recognize the "Elkhead School" as such. The Carpenter Ranch which I assume is the same Ferry is owned by the Nature Conservancy.

    All I know is that NW Colorado has to be one of the best places anywhere and just as rich in history.

    Late next spring I plan on spending several weeks maybe more in that part of the state. I'm very much looking forward to it.

  3. We also skipped some of the Europe stuff... I found it interesting that their families and friends had such close ties to the newpapers... Several parts indicate how the media reported things that benefited their interests, even as early as the removal of the Indians... Nothing changes, but most don't see...baaah!!! sheep...

  4. How odd--I read that last winter also! :) Great minds seem to have an interest in the northwest, don't they?


  5. Yuk Yuk! I won't touch the great but I do know there are so many excellent stories. Extremely interesting as shown by the historical posts you do.