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.


Happy New Year

Yup the start of another and may it be good for you and yours. The crazy's out there not so much in these times. Later these times will be discussed as history. And we've been watching to me anyway some real shitty stuff since 2000. I do not see if they are honest these times being described as positive. Plus I think the upcoming election will be the culmination of all the efforts of the Right at last.
The best -OF.

A picture - well because. Taken the same one before and just like it.

This guy was cool to see.


  1. And a happy new year to you my friend.

  2. The world is an amazing place ...

    Is that a cafe at the top or your place? Beautiful view.

  3. It's the two bedroom place above me. It's just pretty here Teresa.

    Three orbs in the sky last night - did not see them.

    Have a great day and year my friend.

  4. Best Wishes For An OUTSTANDING(!) 2016, Pahdnuh! Let's get all the goodie out of it! Healthy, Happy Safe, and Prosperous - wise.
    What a beautiful place you have there. I could see me finishing it out in a place like that ...

    1. Very easy on the eyes for sure and easy to do. If one has some dinero it gets better I'm sure.

  5. Happy New Year, Tom! Hope you have a great 2016


  6. That iguana looks like an escapee from a Flash Gordon movie serial. Happy Holidays, Tom!

    1. Ain't that the truth. That green don't look right.
      Thanks John!