Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Parents Arrive - Day 2

For day 2, we started off heading to Volcán Poás. Just as the last time I went, we couldn't see the crater for the clouds. At least we can say we went!

Of course, I have to get in a picture of this gorgeous dairy with Jersey cows that we saw coming down the mountian from Volcán Poás.

After this, we headed for Volcán Arenal, one of the most active volcanos in the world. It is hard to catch it on a clear day where you can see the complete cone, but we had a lot of luck on Tuesday.
On our way we stopped in Zarcero for a picnic lunch in the park in front of the church. This park is unique in that it has many plants that are sculpted into faces, birds, dinosaurs and other figures. It was a great place to stop and relax from the winding mountain roads.

This is the view of the volcano from our hotel room. How impressive!

Family photo with the volcano.

Sun set reflecting off the volcano. We stayed here to watch the volcano for a bit and see if we could spot some magma. Although it isn't as impressive as it has been in the past, we did see a huge, red-hot boulder roll down the mountain. I can now officially say I have seen magma.
Pura Vida,
Starting the countdown to return to the U.S. Today marks one month...30 days to go!

1 comment:

  1. That is an impressive volcano...picture-perfect! Have fun with the remainder 30 days of your study-abroad!