So I went to a volcano called Arenal with some of Kate’s friends from work. Kate was unable to come because she has had some school “work” to catch up on. Even though our group was more than a dozen, I enjoyed the trip. We stayed in a hostel with a swimming pool and every spent the first 5 hours of the trip in the pool. We then took a tour of the volcano which included, as pictured below: 1) a beautiful garden with hundreds of humming birds, exotic plants and a suspension bridge, 2) a trip/swim in a waterfall, 3) another night trip/swim to a rio caliente (a hot river heated by the volcano) and finally 4) a photo opportunity with some tree frogs.