May has been insanely busy for me, and I haven’t had a moment to catch my breath until yesterday.

I started off the month with a road trip to Chuarrancho, about a 14-hour drive from El Remate.  I had been invited by one of the shamans I had me at Uaxactun to attend and participate in the Ceremonia de la Crux (Ceremony of the Cross).  It was a two-day ceremony that I am still fully integrating. The picture is of me, in traditional Mayan clothing, holding a new friend of mine that fell asleep during the fifth ceremony.  During the drive to and from  Chuarrancho, I squeezed in visits to two Mayan sites – Mixco Viejo and Quirigua.

May 10 is Mothers Day here in Guatemala, and I was invited to celebrate with a family here. We spent a fun afternoon playing games for prizes, eating, laughing and talking.

I followed Mother’s Day with a whirlwind series of trips to four different Mayan sites: Ceibal, Aguateca, La Blanca (with stunning Mayan “graffiti”), and Yaxha.

And somewhere in there I got adopted by a stray cat that now is the king of the hut!

Now that things have calmed down a bit, I’ll write more about the places I visited and the ceremony in upcoming posts.

Have a great weekend!

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