I should have been taking more pictures
It's always amazing to me how the maya women can keep their huipiles so spotlessly clean and brilliant white working all day as they do around that rich red soil.
Everyone stopped what they were doing when we arrived and came to participate or watch as we talked with Abel and wife. Friend Joanna (in the green shirt) is trying to help this family set up a self-sustainable source of income for themselves and others within the community. The women do beautiful embroidery, but need help with the finishing details; and with marketing and sales. The men have access to an incredibly diverse outdoor arena; ruins abound, the old sac'be's or maya roads are still in evidence.
Hiking, biking trails, and eco-tourism is a very real possibility. One of our projects was to walk/hike a few of the trails with an eye towards potential and possibility. Biking, hiking, and birding were our focus today. Another excellent option will be plant identification and historic or traditional plant uses.
an old water storage with top laid to the left
It will be interesting to watch this project and see how it progresses.