Here is a picture I took from our last trip to Arenal in July 2007:
You can easily see why it is our favorite place. The volcano is absolutely gorgeous. It is also active so that is always fun! ;) I hope to get some good views and pictures of it during our trip because the top of the volcano sometimes is covered by clouds, which is to be expected with such a high altitude. But to see it without any clouds is breathtaking. I can't wait!
So this is Eliana's first trip to Costa Rica!! She could hardly contain herself the week before! Last time we went to Costa Rica I was pregnant with Eliana. So technically she has been ;) haha but of course she doesn't remember any of that.
I made her a Volcán Arenal Bento right before we left:
I outlined the shape of the volcano on some wheat bread with a brown edible marker and then I cut the shape out with a pair of kitchen scissors. I later put honey on her bread (not shown in the picture), but it made the volcano darker so it looked even more realistic actually. At the base of the volcano is gallo pinto (traditional Costa Rican food of white rice and black beans). I put some pieces of broccoli as greenery by the volcano. I added "Arenal" cut from organic fruit leather above the volcano.
In the upper right container we have cauliflower clouds since by the volcano it can be very cloudy :)
In the bottom right Eliana has the colors of the Costa Rican flag in edible form: cut strawberries, blueberries and queso blanco :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful week!
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