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.


Horsey Issues In Mesa Verde

This is a good article.

In the distance, a water war is taking place between two species of animals, one wild, one trespassing, both thirsty and struggling to survive. Squaring off on either side of a small muddy spring, a herd of elk and a band of feral horses stand their ground until spooked by curious humans and their approaching machine. Dubbed “trespass livestock” they've become tourists attractions and exhibit crafty behavior, figuring out how to open an ice machine to happily munch on a frozen treat, and breaking open water lines. They loiter wherever there's water, including near bathrooms and restaurants, and also at the treated outflow from septic ponds.

Wild horses have been a huge issue for some time and the piece above explains the dynamics. I want habitat resources to be there for the indigenous wildlife not for horses. It's been time for awhile to put this meat back on the table. Link


  1. You know I love horses...so this time, I just can't agree with you. Still love your header though...hahaha

  2. And I knew you were going to say that. Thanks for being nice about it. The Savoy in Trinidad is still not open.

  3. Hummm...I love horses. And I've seen the masses of wild horses at Mesa Verde...but still...I love horses.

    ❤⊱彡 Linda

  4. It seems this situation with horses and the scarcity of water is getting a bit worse. I'd rather see elk at Mesa Verde than hoses.

  5. Quite an issue I imagine. Water is becoming an issue in many areas of the country. I like elk and I like wild hoses -- seems that this situation could be rectified without hurting either side. -- barbara

  6. Not to worry about climate change, drought, and such. It'll all even itself out again after the next Ice Age. Save The Planet? Ha! Save ourselves ... this planet will be here long after we've managed to destroy us. I have eaten mule steak before, and enjoyed it very much soooo ... In my opinion "Vive la viande de cheval!"

  7. People are feeding these wild animals and that makes them dangerous. It's a deal where no one will be happy. Mule steaks huh? That sounds interesting.