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.


OH MY !!

Happened night before last. Not unusual by any means to get a dusting as it's described - - - - but it's a reminder of what's coming sooner than later.

Personally I's rather have taken a picture this morning of a banana tree.

From where the picture was taken it's 92 miles as the crow flies to Taos directly over the west Spanish Peak.


  1. Beautiful countryside you play in. Love Taos and Angel Fire.

  2. Wish I could do an as the crow flies, just once. Nice view, it does the brain good.

  3. On the way down going over La Veta pass to Taos it kinda seems like it's all yours because there just aren't that many people around boomer.

    A friend from da boat says he's going to fly down and I may get to do just that yf.

  4. Stunning world you live in!


  5. Lovely scenery but what is it that actually happened?

    1. The two big mountains are the Spanish Peaks. Those to the right are the Culebra's part of the Sangre de Christo range. Some are higher than the Spanish peaks.

      Click on the picture twice and you can see the dreaded four letter word easily.