with the sound of "leaf peepers", their tour buses and clicking cameras. We joined them. A highlight of our trip to New England was a two night stay at the Von Trapp Family Lodge in beautiful Stowe Vermont. Come on along we'll take a walk.
It's very early in the morning and many tours are in the works for today including Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory and the Old Cider Mill in Stowe. I look out the window of our room and decide to take a hike up one of the many trails behind the lodge.
It's very quiet as I take a last look over the valley and slip outside.
The lawn is wet as I find the path to the trails. There are signs and many choices. "Chapel Trail" sounds intriguing so I follow it uphill.
It seems very quiet at first. Just me and a nature at its best.
Then I hear an owl and see small birds flitting among the bushes and conifers. Without my binoculars, which I left back in Minnesota, I am helpless to identify anything. I find a bench, sit down and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Hiking further up the trail I come to a small rock chapel. There was a bolt on the door. I slid it open and looked inside
Arriving back at our room I step out onto the balcony for one last look over the valley before our bus arrives for the days's outing.
Great photographs. What an intriguing little chapel.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful country - and your photos are lovely...ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place. I wonder how old the chapel is? I can see why so many people visit that area in the autumn.ReplyDelete
Awesome post. Love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a neat old stone chapel!ReplyDelete
The chapel built 50 years ago byReplyDelete
Werner von Trapp after returning from WWII, he was portrayed as "Kurt" by Duane Chase in the SOM.
We are pleased you enjoyed the Trapp Family Lodge experience.
I'm glad that you had a good trip and caught the leaves changing! The stone chapel is just beautiful - it feels peaceful, even just looking at the picture.ReplyDelete
Nice trip. My favorite photo is the 4th one. Also like those colors at the end. Still waiting on them here.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos, I'm a life long new england resident and I've never been to Vermont.ReplyDelete
i LOVED the old cider mill and of course ben and jerry's. the thought of eating one of those buckets of ice cream though...makes my stomach do a flip. cool photos.ReplyDelete
That chapel looked like the way they all should look! :)ReplyDelete