Well, anyway, didn't mean to bring the mood down! The little day trip was great. We had lunch at the hotel, son got pizza all over the floor, and we checked out the organic garden (which is doing beautifully, I must say) and some trails. I have to admit, I'm sure glad we decided against living in Bajos del Toro, because there is just nothing up there at all. If I thought Grecia was boring, jeez, it's like New York City compared to Bajos del Toro! Here are some pics from yesterday.
You can see the color of the river a little better in this shot. I don't know exactly how far up the bridge was from the river, but I'd say pretty far! Enough to make me nauseated looking down at it. What's interesting to see in this picture is how the water from the volcano has bleached the rocks below the water level so that they are nearly white. Cool, huh?