A quick and dirty update... after leaving San Juan we spent an amazing week hiking to the pre-classical Mayan site of El Mirador. The really cool part about El Mirador is that it is a huge site but still largely covered in dirt, jungle trees, and monkeys so you really need to use your imagination to ¨see¨ what the city was like. The other cool part is that it is a very long two-day hike through the jungle to get there so your average fair weather, tour bus traveling tourist with a mild interest in the Mayans isn´t going to be there getting in the way of your pictures. After that we headed on and volunteered for a week at an animal rehabilitation center. And now we are in Mexico visiting the Mayan site of Palenque.
We are hoping to post soon with pictures and more elaborate tales of our adventures, but we have been a little busy and the basecamps for El Mirador didn´t have WiFi (so you know that is really ruffin it primitive stuff we´ve been doing). For those of you who have been on the edges of your seats waiting for us to come home (ok, in all reality this message is probably just for our moms) we´ll be home on May 1st, we have the tickets bought and everything.