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.


Hanging Out

That's what's been happening since the last post. I'm tired and beat down from the incessant and escalating stupidity and just about hardly give a shit much anymore. Most of the papers I have read for years online now require a subscription so it takes little time to look around. Enjoying the warmth of summer and have been just outside of Steamboat Springs for the last week.

I may have to come up here on a yearly basis as I get treated reeeeal good. There are more friends here than anywhere else. For people who are four season active this has to be in the top ten in the world for overall options year around.

So this morning am headed out to Dinosaur National Monument to see if I can find any more of these things. That and just relish in the area with all it's beauty and remoteness AND see the new visitor's center that opened two weeks after I left here three years ago. I understand it's really something.

So here are several fotos just because. I gave myself and a looong time friend up which does not happen hardly at all - well because it's a pretty decent picture not because we're good looking for damn sure at least me anyway.

Drove down to the front range last Saturday and my bud brought back this immaculate and rare colored '05 Element. 

 Hahns remembers me well and he sits patiently waiting for a pig to show. The animal on top of the rock in the photo above. They are called whistle pigs as their danger call is a very loud whistle. They are actually marmots.
I am outta here. Have a good one everybody. There are no internets where I'm headed and probably no phone either.


  1. Have a great time at Dinosaur, Tom! The new visitor center is very impressive.

  2. Have a great time...you will meet all those ghosts of all the people we've been reading about!


  3. Every time I see a story about cops beating grandmas or choking an unarmed person I think, "Tom's right again." Being right is no fun, though, is it? And now we have Putin who thinks he can do whatever the heck he wants, too, and there's no one left who knows enough to use diplomacy to slap his hands, and the Russian people don't have any more power over their politicians than we do here. Just go and enjoy the rest of the summer, and thanks for the pictures. I'm really enjoying all that green.

  4. This summer I started to look at the news only once a week. It certainly helps the stress of thinking about all this bad news they hand out. May the rest of your summer be news-less. -- barbara

    1. Thanks for that Barbara. I do want to be aware of things at local level a bit anyway. You can't help but see the other nonsense because it always there somewhere to be seen and you can read it out of the corner of your eye. Stress for sure and can become a huge negative easily.

      I depend on my blogger links who I think are some of the best to get some perspective. I trust them over the 1% media. I do care but caring does not change reality. I am astounded at the anti-guvmint statements anywhere and everywhere. Dumb ass statements from mouths of dummies.

      I'm told around this place I need to look above the weeds to see the flowers. Been there done that. I think as the first year anniversary of residency just passed that because of the dynamics here that one has to accept less compared to other places with the same services. Long and I think a strange story.