Celebrating 1 year with Carol Burke and her ‘Memories of Casa de Campo’

Exactly 1 year ago this week, we published our very first ‘Memories of Casa de Campo’ article written by Carol Burke and illustrated with her impressive collection of Casa de Campo and La Romana photos from the 1980’s and 1990’s. We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to Carol Burke for providing us with the ‘Memories in Casa’ article every week, I personally have very much enjoyed starting every Monday morning with Carol’s stories and photos of Casa de Campo ‘back then!’

In this post we celebrate Carol’s memories and photos with a recap of some of our favourite Carol Burke articles! Each section is a quote from that ‘Memory’ along with a photograph, to read the full article and see all the photos, you just have to click on the links!

The Punta Aguila Airport

“The airport tower staff would sound a bell at the crossing gates whenever there was an incoming or outgoing flight. Golf carts and pedestrians would line up and wait at the openings in the fence to the runway when the alarm bell sounded until the plane landed and taxied back to the airport building, or until it took off. ”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

The Dancing Dueños

“Children from the catamaran, and children making sand castles came running to see this amazing event. The volley ball players turned their backs on the ball for this sensational phenomenon. The Merengueros in the band went into high gear, and all eyes were fixed on the dancers.”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

Sports and Activities

“Sometimes tourists came in to watch the aerobics class. I remember one tourist in particular who was interested in observing the class, but didn’t seem to know that smoking was not allowed. While we worked out to the music, she smoked several cigarettes, filling the racquetball court with second-hand smoke.”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

Children in Casa

“In Casa de Campo children can play on the beach all year, but summer is the best time because there is no homework to worry about. There is a whole beach full of sand and water with unlimited possibilities for creativity. Memories of happy times spent with one’s family live on as children grow up and family memories become more important than any others.”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

Dueños 1991, Polo

“Our Casa de Campo Villa Owner Warriors continue this tradition every year during Polo Season. In the 1991 Polo season, Chris and Karen Knowles from Rehobeth, MA were here to manage the horses and provide commentary and information during the matches.”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

The Fiestas of Altos de Chavón

“I remember one fantastic day when Casa de Campo wanted to know who the best and fastest waiters, cooks, and bartenders were. They devised a festival of competition where the contenders walked and ran through Altos de Chavon while holding trays laden with bottles and glasses.”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

Hello my name is Carol
“We arrived in Casa de Campo in August, 1987.  My husband had been invited by Casa de Campo general manager, Touran Rateb, and Food and Beverage Director, Kurt Tschamper, to move from Miami, Florida to Casa de Campo to direct the nine restaurants of Casa de Campo and Altos de Chavon.”

To read the full article and see all the photos, click here.

Of course, we love all of Carol’s articles and photos, to see the others, you can click on the links below:

Memories of Casa de Campo: The La Romana Tourist (published on September 20, 2010 #50)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Mysterious La Romana (published on September 13, 2010 #49)

Memories of Casa de Campo: La Romana Landmarks (published on September 6, 2010 #48)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Artistry and Craftsmanship in Altos de Chavon (published on, August 30, 2010 #47)

Memories of Casa de Campo: The Gifts of Casa (published on August 23, 2010 #46)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  The Children of Casa – Part 2 (published on August 16, 2010 #45)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  The Children of Casa – Part 1 (August 9, 2010 #44)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Memories That Matter (published August 2, 2010 #43)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Sweet Things in Casa (published on July 26, 2010 #42)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Afternoon Appetizers (published on July 19, 2010  #41)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  The Casa Coast (published on July 12, 2010 #40)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Donkey Polo As It Was Then (published on July 5, 2010 #39)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  An Afternoon at Caña Bar (published on June 28, 2010 #38)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Summer Reflections (pulished on June 21, 2010 #37)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Exploring the Batay in the Year of the Oxen (published on June 14, 2010 #36)

Memories of Casa de Campo: The Fiestas of Altos de Chavon (published on June 7, 2010 #35)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  The Friday Market in La Romana (published on May 31, 2010 #34)

Memories of Casa de Campo: A Visit to Boca Chavon Village with a View to Casa de Campo (published on May 24, 2010 #33)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Walking to Boca Chavon, Where the River Meets the Sea (published on May 17, 2010 #32)

Memories of Casa de Campo: The Casa de Campo Cookbook (published on May 10, 2010 #31)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Altos Every Moment (published on May 3, 2010 #30)

Memories of Casa de Campo: The Trees Where I Lived (published on April 26, 2010 #29)

Memories of Casa de Campo: The Skies of Casa de Campo (published on April 19, 2010 #28)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Sports and Activities (published on April 12, 2010 #27)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Dueños 1991-Polo (published on March 29, 2010 #26)

Memories of Casa de Campo: From Café El Patio to Altos de Chavon After the Hurricane (March 22, 2010 #25)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Surveying the Damage After Hurricane Georges (March 15, 2010 #24)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Before and After Hurricane Georges (March 8, 2010 #23)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Café del Sol, a Leafy Retreat from the Day (March 1, 2010 #22)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Walking on the Wild Side of Casa de Campo – From Altos with Love (February 22, 2010 #21)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Trees, Flowers and Gardens – From Heavenly to Humble (February 15, 2010 #20)

Memories of Casa de Campo: around La Romana with the in-laws (February 8, 2010 #19))

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Remembering La Romana (February 1, 2010 #18)

Only in the DR:  Lunch is Ready! (January 28, 2010 #17)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Roadside Attraction (January 25, 2010 #16)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Christmas in Casa de Campo (December 21, 2009 #15)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Casa Kids on the Beach at Dueños ’91 (December 14, 2009 #14)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  The Dancing Dueños (December 7, 2009 #13)

Memories of Casa de Campo:  Miss, Mrs. & Mr. Dueños ’91 (November 30, 2009 #12)

Dueños announcement (November 25, 2009 #11)

Memories of Casa de Campo – Altos Galleria (November 23, 2009            #10)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Polo Season (November 16, 2009 #09)

Memories of Casa de Campo: ‘Villa Visions’ Magazine (November 9, 2009 #08)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Altos de Chavon is a Work of Art (November 2, 2009 #07)

Memories of Casa de Campo – the Altos de Chavon amphitheater (October 26, 2009 #06)

Memories of Casa de Campo: The Magic of Altos de Chavon (October 19, 2009 #05)

Walking Daisy Dandelion on the Teeth of the Dog (October 12, 2009 #04)

Hello My Name is Carol (October 5, 2009 #03)

Photo of the Week: Rainbow over Amphitheatre (October 4, 2009 #02)

Memories of Casa de Campo: Punta Aguila Airport (Sept 28, 2009 #01)