Great Report! The pics are wonderful!
I have been to CR twice- both times watching people ride around on bikes thinking "I should ditch the wife and rent a bike". Wanting to stay married I haven't.
I was just in CR the first week of Sept. when they had the 7.6 earthquake. It was a shaker for sure. But, I know what you were talking about with the volcanos. That was the first thing I thought when I jumped up and ran out of the building- Oh shit- a mountain just blew up!