Everything is going very well still! I went to Tacana (a nearby city) today and it was really fun. I went with Rory, Dayton, and Alvaro. We bought tons of supplies for the projects and had delicious food. We ate snow cones but instead of having flavoring from a bottle, they put fresh fruit on top of the ice shavings and the fruit juice dripped down. It was amazing!
Also, as a note to Grandpa Duncan, we have been talking a lot about possibly visiting Tikal and my friend was doing research and found this article http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/El-Mirador-the-Lost-City-of-the-Maya.html?c=y&page=3 (copy and paste) about Mirador. I told him about all the stuff you had said at dinner after the symphony concert.
There is another blog for the whole group www.guateca2011.blogspot.com. This one has pictures and more general info about the projects that you can check out if you'd like.