We called ahead to let them know we were on our way. For $65 they told us we could tie up at the dock, use showers at our will (no quarters or special keys), have the use of all their spa including hot tub, three pools and sauna. Sounded like a deal to me.
But when we pulled in I realized just how great it was as dock boys met us and tied us safely to the slip and asked with eager smiling faces "Do you have any garbage we can take for you?"
We looked at each other in surprised delight and brought out two cases of empty bottles and three huge bags of trash. Yes...this is the life I was born for! One of the boys siad "My name is Eric please let me know if I can help you with anything." Patti said, "Do you bring coffee to the boat in the morning " in jest, and Eric replied "That's a great idea."
Throughout the time we were at the Resort I was completely impressed with the sincere enthusiasm the staff seemed to have to meet our every need. I am guessing their business mission is to do just that and each employee seemed to believe it completely.
Rosario Resort originally was a mansion built and lived in by George Moran (a ship builder and contractor). The Moran Mansion still stands and is truly wonderful for anyone who appreciates buildings to explore. Around the Mansion, there are motel type buildings. The property has been operated as a Resort for many years and I am sure there are families to whom this place is a part of their histories. The whole place was recently closed as a group of investors turned their back on the venture. It is now owned by a local family. The viability of this Resort surely makes a difference to the island's economy supplying many jobs and a lot of pride. So onto this fine island we set foot to go and explore.
As we walked around the mansion to the waterside, we saw...
Upstairs in the mansion the rooms were open to view. The first you come to is the music room with full organ. They play the organ at 4pm and we were able to hear it as we explored the grounds. There was certainly a sense of history and music in the air.
We definately will return. The chart below shows where we went click on it and blow it up to see and you will notice there is a lot more to explore. WE WILL BE BACK!
While we were away the proceeds of Wine Wars hit the 3 day books and we know now the team with the most money per invidual thanks to many of you. Please if you have not donated do so today. You see...this is the killer week, a kind of payback for me having so much fun on this trip. This weekend we are supposed to walk 18 and 15 miles back to back! A donation will make this all a lot easier! And hey as the #2 fundraisier (as of today) I only need about $5000 to be #1. Imagine... me.... in a double sized pink tent at the 3 day and it will only take $5000 more $$$$
Hey a girl can dream can't she, especially after such a dreamy vacation!