Girls’ Day Out

This week, I’m spending two days with good friends. What a great week it will be! Sunday, a group of ex-pat women are meeting at Isobel’s in El Choco. Isobel, originally from France, runs an animal rescue center, including large animals, called Project Isobel. This...

Kentucky Derby

I’m missing the horses today. We lost two horses to an illness in December and found a new home for the remaining one. I’m especially missing them because today is the Kentucky Derby. Chican is happy in his new home, running with a herd of 60 horses at nearby Seahorse...

We Love Herons (and Trees)!

This is not the best photo, but it was taken through the gym window on a cloudy morning. Our friend Big Bird, or Chester as one of our tenants in Casa Cary named him, has nested here for the last several years. We were excited to see him and his mate arrive, not only...

Semana Santa: Fun and Crazy

(Image from Cabarete Real Estate) Here in the Dominican Republic, Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the biggest holiday of the year, bigger even than Christmas. People come from all over the country and from outside the country to our tranquil beach town, making it not so...

Sunny Skies

Well, it looks like the rain has stopped for a while.  The last few days have been sunny and beautiful. The wind kicks up a bit in the afternoon, but that’s fine since the breeze cools down the high-80’s temp. Pretty soon we’ll have to start watering the grass,...