I had planned to post something for spring today
but it is so cold and snowy here, like it is in a lot of the country,
that I decided on something a little more fitting.
Back in December when we were on a short trip to Stowe, VT,
I realized that we were only a few minutes away from the
Trapp Family Lodge, so I told hubby we had to at least drive by it.
And if you're wondering, yes this is THE Trapp Family, you know,
the von Trapp Family of The Sound of Music fame,
Julie Andrews, A Few of My Favorite Things, etc., etc.
Go ahead, you can start singing, I don't mind . . . raindrops on roses
and whiskers on kittens . . .
After about a ten minute drive, mostly uphill, from where we were
staying, the lodge was within view.
Did you know the von Trapps eventually emigrated to the United States
first settling in Pennsylvania and then to a farm in the mountains of Vermont?
Well, by golly, that's exactly what they did : )
The family began renting out rooms which evolved into the very large
Trapp Family Lodge of today, a world-renowned resort on 2500 acres!
The Captain and Maria had three more children after they were married.
The youngest, Johannes, now runs the resort.
The lodge has 3 dining options and just about every amenity
you can think of.
You can also take a Trapp Family History tour which I think
would be so interesting.
I love that they were flying the American flag
as well as the Austrian flag.
And just look at the view!
The lodge faces the rolling mountains of Vermont.
We were lucky that even though it was very cold,
it was a gorgeous sunny day.
Can you believe that blue sky?
We did not go inside so here are a few pictures from their website.
Not too shabby!
You can see many more photos here.
I'm not sure what it is about The Sound of Music but I could
watch it again and again and never tire of it.
It's such an amazing story of adversity, survival and triumph.
Do you love it as much as I do?
. . . okay are you still singing . . . bright copper kettles and warm
woolen mittens . . .
Is it stuck in your head now?
I'm so glad you stopped by today.