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TOUR 1 TRAIN TRIP, LECTURE AND TOUR OF PORTLAND OLMSTED LANDSCAPES
   
TOUR 2 THE UPLANDS AND VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
   
TOUR 3 ROSARIO RESORT, AN OLMSTED-DESIGNED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ON ORCAS ISLAND


TOUR 1 TRAIN TRIP, LECTURE AND TOUR OF PORTLAND OLMSTED LANDSCAPES
Time: Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 am - 9:45pm
Cost: $100.00
The Tour: Follow in the Footsteps of John Charles Olmsted: A round-trip train tour to Portland and tour of Portland's Olmsted landscapes.

A century ago, after completing his initial survey of Portland for a new park plan, John Charles Olmsted took the train from Portland, Oregon to Seattle on April 30th, 1903 to begin planning Seattle's comprehensive system of parks and boulevards. We have arranged a train tour from Seattle to Portland and back, including a lecture on the train by J. Kingston Pierce, popular historian and author of the soon to be released "Eccentric Seattle", and a full day tour of some of Portland's Parks and Olmsted landscapes. Train travel is aboard the Amtrak Cascades Train, featuring new European-designed high speed cars. The route follows the impressive Cascade Corridor with views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, as well as two of the Pacific Northwest's most spectacular volcanos, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood.

Tour
Leaders: Nancy Gronowski, ASLA, Senior Planner, Portland Parks and Recreation and Richard Ross, AICP, Urban and Regional Planner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Details:

The tour fee includes all travel, a box lunch and beverage.
Please dress in appropriate field attire (we occasionally get some rain in the Pacific Northwest) and bring extra water.

Recommended arrival at King Street Station: 7:00am
The train will depart from Seattle's King Street Station at 7:30am. Arriving in Portland at 11:00am, participants will board buses for a tour of some of Portland's Olmsted landscapes. The tour will return to the Portland station in time to catch the 6:15pm train, arriving in Seattle at 9:45pm. Breakfast and dinner can be purchased aboard the train.

Transportation to and from hotels is not included. However, all recommended hotels provide free shuttle service to Seattle's King Street Station.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registration: Register for this tour on the conference registration form under "Extended Tours"
 
Contact: Please call or email the conference planning committee for more tour details
206.332.9915
seattle2003@olmsted.org
 
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TOUR 2 THE UPLANDS AND VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Time: Sunday, May 4th, 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cost: $130.00
The Tour: Retrace the steps of John Charles Olmsted in Western Canada. In addition to his work in and around Seattle and Portland, John Charles Olmsted designed residential landscapes and subdivisions throughout Puget Sound and in Western Canada. The tour begins with a very scenic 3-hour boat trip across Puget Sound aboard the Victoria Clipper. The highlight of the trip is a guided tour of The Uplands subdivision, led by Larry McCann, professor of Geography at the University of Victoria and author of an upcoming book on the Olmsteds' work in Western Canada. After retracing the footsteps of J. C. Olmsted and stopping for lunch in Victoria the tour will return to Seattle aboard the Clipper.

The Uplands in Victoria is John Olmsted's self-acclaimed masterpiece of residential design
- a picturesque, 465-acre residential park of gracefully curving streets and large properties. The tour will recreate the famous landscape architect's first visit to Victoria in 1907, traveling from the Canadian Pacific docks on the Inner Harbour to suburban Oak Bay where the Uplands is located. Along the way, brief stops will take place in historic areas such as Victoria's Old Town, the prestigious Rockland neighbourhood, and the Beach Drive waterfront. Arriving at the Uplands, we will walk through parts of the subdivision to consider various design elements, historical architecture, and current issues affecting the ongoing development and preservation of this unique landscape. Because the Uplands influenced the development of other Victoria neighbourhoods, the tour will conclude by passing through several subdivisions that were greatly inspired by the design and planning of the Uplands.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Details:

The tour fee includes all travel expenses.
Breakfast and lunch are not included
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Recommended arrival at the Clipper dock: 7:00am
The Victoria Clipper will leave Seattle at 8:00am, arriving in Victoria at 10:30am. Breakfast can be purchased aboard the Clipper for $5.00. Participants will board a bus for the guided tour of Victoria and the Uplands, stopping for lunch in Victoria before traveling on to the Uplands. The tour will return to Victoria in time for participants to board the Clipper for departure at 6:00pm and return to Seattle at 8:30pm.


Transportation to and from hotels is not included. However, all hotels provide free shuttle service to the Clipper dock.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Registration: Register for this tour on the conference registration form under "Extended Tours"
 
Contact: Please call or email the conference planning committee for more tour details
206.332.9915
seattle2003@olmsted.org
 
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TOUR 3 HISTORIC ROSARIO RESORT, AN OLMSTED-DESIGNED RESIDENTIAL AND STATE PARK LANDSCAPE OF 5,000 ACRES ON ORCAS ISLAND
Time: Saturday, May 3rd - optional return (Sunday - Tuesday)
Leaves Seattle at 2:00 pm, Saturday afternoon, returns to Seattle Sunday afternoon - Tuesday
 
 
Cost:

Saturday-Sunday: (includes travel to and from Rosario)
$256/per person (based on double occupancy)
$321/per person (based on single occupancy)


Additional overnight:
$59.69/person (double occupancy), $119.37 (single)

 
 
 
 
The Tour:

In addition to his work in and around Seattle and Portland,
John Charles Olmsted also designed residential landscapes
throughout Puget Sound. Rosario Resort is situated on a hooked
point of land overlooking a private bay. The centerpiece of the
Resort is the Moran mansion, listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, which was completed in 1909 as a private
residence for Robert Moran, a shipbuilding mogul and two time
mayor of Seattle. The Resort now occupies 30 acres of Moran's
original 5,000 linked together by forest, garden and footpath. The
remainder of the original land has been preserved in Moran State
Park, a forested wonder of lakes & mountains riddled with hiking
trails.

When Robert Moran wrote to John C. Olmsted in March 1907,
he said, "Nature has done so much on the Island that there does
not to my mind remain a great deal to do excepting to put the
property in such shape that it can be gotten through with roads and
trails to the best advantage."

Come to Rosario and see what Nature presented to Moran and
Olmsted. Explore the property with original communiqués from John Olmsted in hand, describing what should be done to the property to accomplish Moran's goals and maintain the natural beauty. Finish the day with a private reception in the Mansion Music Room, which houses the 1,972 pipe Aeolian Pipe Organ and a collection of historical artifacts. Orcas Island historian and musician, Christopher Peacock, will give an entertaining historical talk, play the organ to original silent film footage of "Phantom of the Opera", and finish with a nature slide show of the San Juan Islands accompanied by his original piano music.

Extra Nights and Activities:
Staying an extra night at Rosario will allow time for spa treatments, kayaking, hiking and whale watching, which is spectacular at this time of year.

For more information about Rosario Resort: Click Here


 
 
 
 
Details: Tour fee includes:
Round-trip Seaplane airfare- Seattle to Rosario Resort,
Single night at Rosario Resort,
Tour of Rosario Property,
Welcome Reception with Beverages and Hors d'oeuvres,
Historical Talk and Concert

Participants must arrive at Kenmore Air Lake Union Terminal (just around the corner from conference site) by 1:30 PM.
Rosario Representative will be on-site at the terminal for participant check-in.

Return flight includes transportation to SeaTac Airport if participants are departing directly for flights home.

Transportation to and from the Kenmore Air Terminal is not included other than for direct SeaTac connections at the end of this excursion. Hotel shuttles will be available for transportation to and form recommended conference hotels.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registration: Register for this tour directly with Rosario Resort, not with the conference registration service. The Resort is undergoing a renovation at present, so it is very important to make reservations as directed:

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Olmsted 2003 Centennial Conference.

Call Toll-Free, 1-800-562-8820, Monday-Friday, only between 8 AM and 12 PM. When hearing the cues, press 2.

You can also email reservation request to: info@rosarioresort.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact: For more information call Marcy LaMont, Sales Manager, at 1-877-562-8821, ext,202. She will be happy to provide you with a detailed schedule and other activity information. You can also email information requests to mlamont@rosarioresort.com.
 
 
 
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