Mango time!

Mango time!

It’s that season of the year again – mango time! We’re swimming in mangos. All day long and if it’s a bit windy, also at night (when we’re awake) we hear the thuds of mangos dropping from the many trees we have here. We pick them up, eat them fresh, make juice, peel...
Our own farm

Our own farm

Cristina has said it from early on: we should make our land produce. Lots of room and opportunity for cultivating crops, for home use, distributing among Cristina’s family, for our caretakers and their families, and for visitors. And who knows, for sale. So now, at...
Amapolas in bloom

Amapolas in bloom

That time of year has arrived – the amapola trees are in bloom, showing off their beautiful red flowers. We’ve got several at Dream View Estate, but unfortunately, none at the two homes. So Carlos, our gardener, will locate a few young trees that have...
Weather at Dream View Estate

Weather at Dream View Estate

These days the weather here at Dream View Estate is just ideal: sunny skies, but with a cool ocean breeze. At night things cool off and a sweater is in order – at least for yours truly. We have the odd day with rain, but mostly the rains fall at night, leaving...
The road to Dream View Estate

The road to Dream View Estate

Rumor has it the old road from Puerto Plata through San Marcos to Copey and Imbert will be paved in the near future. Dream View Estate is located along this road, about three miles up the mountain. This would be great news for those who like to travel on smooth roads,...