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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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Robert Moran

Today is Robert Moran's 151st Birthday! Last night Washington State Parks, Friends of Moran State Park and Rosario Resort held a birthday celebration in conjunction with the Friends of Moran State Park's annual meeting. Outgoing Friend's President Philip Miller reviewed an incredible Friend's year, highlighted by the new gift shop on top of Mount Constitution, new fish hatchery and the completion of the interpretive displays in the tower. He then passed the gavel to new President MichelVekved. Thanks Philip for your years of service!

Pictured here is Moran State Park Interpreter Linda Sullivan giving a wonderful timeline on Moran and the development of Moran State Park. I followed by reading an interesting article about Moran published in the Anacortes Mercury in 1932, then those in attendance shared stories about Moran and the Park.

The evening ended with Pastry Chef Felicity Milne's Moran State Park birthday cake featuring Mount Constitution, Cascade Falls, Cascade Lake and the Entrance Arch. Thanks Felicity! If you missed it this year, we will definitely celebrate again next year... isn't that the wonderful thing about birthdays!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello! I wrote a book called Cemeteries of Seattle, Author Robin Shannon, that's me. Moran and Rosario resort is featured in my book. You can buy it at ArcadiaPublishing.com - I love Moran's history as he was my favorite Character! In my book one photograph has him laying on the lawn with the other Seattle Bigwigs - and he has picked flowers - he must have been such a romantic! - Robin