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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.
I was a homemaker and mother of three young children. We moved into a house in the Colinas of Chavon. The children started school that fall at Abraham Lincoln School in Central Romana. At that time there was a Casa de Campo hotel bus which served as a school bus, and drove all around Casa de Campo to pick up the children to take them to school each morning, and bring them home in the afternoons.
Living in Altos de Chavon and Casa de Campo is amazing. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The children attended Abraham Lincoln school until they graduated and went on to colleges in the United States. Our youngest child graduated in 1998. We lived here until January, 1999 when we moved to Ohio, USA.
The ‘Memories in Casa’ series of articles is being contributed by Carol Burke, all the articles have been completely written by Carol and all the beautiful photos are her own. Carol has numerous memories which she plans to share with you, our Casa de Campo Living readers, such as Altos de Chavon events and arts & crafts fairs, Stanton’s Book Store, the stairway down to the river from Altos, and the beautiful Altos pool; the Abraham Lincoln annual art exhibit at the Galleria in Altos; Villavision, the Casa de Campo villa owner publication; visits to Boca Chavon village across from Punta Minitas; Polo Matches; Restaurants in Casa and Altos; Food photos from the restaurants; Hurricane Georges 1998 and many many more! I hope you are as excited as I am to hear more of Carol’s memories and see more of her simply gorgeous photos.
Of course, if you would like to share with us some memories or photos of your won we would love to hear from you!