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.


A Supreme Idiot

This "swinging bridge" over the Green River in far NW Colorado very close to Utah is VERY cool. There can't be too many like this left.

It's not so special right now because of someone who thinks he's entitled to do what he wants.

 DeRose said she couldn't understand why someone would try to drive the tractor across the bridge since the structure was posted as only being able to hold three tons and the tractor would be significantly heavier than that. “We are making the owner remove it. We have people on site, but we are not going to be removing it ourselves,” said Linda DeRose, manager of the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department. “We are making the owner remove it. We have people on site, but we are not going to be removing it ourselves,” said Linda DeRose, manager of the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department.

The asshole who did this is rancher T. Wright Dickinson — a former Moffat County commissioner and this guy is correct to say this wheel of nowhere felt he can do as he pleases.

This will not be an easy removal or repair. Chances were good I was going to cross this in a couple weeks or so.

So T. Wright Dickhead needs his ass kicked severely back and forth across this bridge at least a dozen times with the public being allowed to watch.

Not far from here is where Tom Horn did his killing if that means anything.   


  1. What's flippin wrong with some people???

  2. Entitlement is a BIG word TMoon. He's done it before you can bet on it. looking at my pictures it stated a six ton limit but in the article it's three. This thing is getting old.

  3. Glad yer back .... Beautiful shot of the before. You KNOW that's not the first time T. Wright's had that tractor on that bridge. He better have deep pockets 'cause, as you said, looks like it'll be a lengthy and costly fix. The whole attitude of 'MINE" some folks have is inconceivable. Dunno the real Tom Horn story, but I'm a big fan of the movie and SM. Even with the abrupt ending.
    Down here we have what they call a 'He needed killin'' defense and my understanding is that Mr. Horn, as a Stock Detective, took that to heart with rustlers and ne'er do wells.
    Maybe all the lost dinero and negative publicity will help Mr. Dickinson's 'Mine' attitude, and HEY! I'd make him repair it back to the proper load limit, too!

    1. Thanks bj. I bet he was crossing that bridge regularly when the limit was six ton. What is SM? You can learn some about the area and tom Horn HERE not that I'm an expert. This is the area where he operated and killed.

    2. Sorry .... Steve McQueen. NOT Sadomasochism. heh
      Man! Thanks for the link to all the photos! I don't spend nearly enough time over there to your pitcherplace. I Didn't know about all that back-shootin' business .... but I DO know you had to be one more baaad mamma-jamma just to survive in those days, not long passed. Now to find that McClure book ....

  4. The article I read in the Craig Daily Press said the tractor belonged to T. Wright Dickenson, but a ranch hand was the one who drove it over the bridge. It also went on to say that Dickenson is responsible for fixing the bridge.

    Maybe the paper was protecting T. Wright ?!?!?


  5. How long before this jackass becomes the new hero of the "don't tell me what to do" crowd? The new Cliven Bundy?

  6. Unfortunately we are becoming a lawless nation before our very eyes. -- barbara

  7. Just happened along this blog by accident and felt drawn to do the right thing regardless of what I may get told. But I admire the Wright family when I met them about 20 years ago. Wish more people were like them. I doubt many who look at the picture could really provide fair comment since most people are ignorant to what life on a ranch entails. I live in Alaska and I doubt outsiders who see images of Alaska have a good basis to cast scathing judgements. But calling someone a Supreme Idiot, or worse, based on this picture is not the way people should treat other people. You should be ashamed of yourself but you probably are the type that feels entitled to do what you want. Scott Hahn

    1. Tough shit scotty boy. Kiss my ass. It still isn't repaired asshole.