So your wife suggested this for the 25th...she suggested it. My Costa Rican wife won't walk near my motorcycle! But she doesn't mind me disappearing for a couple of weeks from time to time, so I'll not complain.
Very nice photos. You're doing well by trying the different sodas.
My inlaws live up in the mountains about 30 miles from Arenal, high up enough where you look down on on the volcano, though it is from a distance. On clear days--there are some--it's spectacular. Really neat to see familiar areas through someone else's eyes.