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Orcas Island, Washington, United States
Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

From The Netherlands

Joining us at Rosario Resort on New Year's Eve were the Dalen Meurs family, all the way from the Loenen aan de Vecht in the Netherlands! I googled "Loenen aan de Vecht" and found that it's claim to fame was the earliest traceable mention of the game was a game played in Loenen aan de Vecht. In his book "Early Golf," Steven van Hengel describes how the game of Colf or Kolf was played in 1297 near the castle of Kronenburg. The players had to hit the castle door in as few strikes as possible from the Court House by hitting a ball with a stick. It sounds like everyone from Loenen aan de Vecht likes to have fun! It looked like the Dalen Muers' certainly had fun on Orcas Island. It was great meeting you all and thanks for visiting!

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