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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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


One of the highlights of the Moran Music Room is the Tiffany chandelier depicting Greek figures and the arts. Appearing on the chandelier is a poem called “Opportunity,” written in 1891 by retired Senator John James Ingalls of Kansas. A nice setting for the poem as Robert Moran certainly followed his opportunities!


Master of human destinies am I!
Fame, love and fortune on my on my footsteps wait.
Cities and fields I walk –
I penetrate deserts and sea remote,
And passing by hovel and martland palace - soon or late,
I knock unbidden once on every gate!
If sleeping, wake –
If feasting, rise,
Before I turn away.
It is the hour of fate,
And they who follow me reach every state.
Mortals desire, conquer every foe save death,
But those who doubt or hesitate,
Condemn to failure, penury and woe.
Seek me in vain and uselessly implore,
I answer not, and return no more!

John James Ingalls 1891

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