First, let me say hello and best wishes to George Stuart who is at home in North Carolina and is grapling with cancer and under hospice care. Today I’m posting an excellent lecture by Dr. George Stuart on his adventures exploring the magnificent Balankanche Caves as part of the Maya Field Workshop in Yucatan. I videotaped this at the Hacienda Chichen last December 2013 right before the group toured the actual cave site and saw the amazing “Ceiba Tree” formed by stalactites and stalagmites. Meanwhile, please visit the Caring Bridge website and offer your thoughts and best wishes to George.

 

George and Melinda Stuart enjoying the gardens around the entrance to Balankanche Caves.

George and Melinda Stuart enjoying the gardens around the entrance to Balankanche Caves.

 

George and David Stuart lectured during the Maya Field Workshop at the Hacienda Chichen surrounded by Merle Greene Robertson's famous original Maya iconography rubbings.

George and David Stuart lectured during the Maya Field Workshop at the Hacienda Chichen surrounded by Merle Greene Robertson’s famous original Maya iconography rubbings.

George and David Stuart lectured during the Maya Field Workshop at the Hacienda Chichen surrounded by Merle Greene Robertson’s famous original Maya iconography rubbings.