Here’s the story behind the above photo:
During our last trip to New York City, we planned a side trip to upstate New York to see the autumn foliage. However we were disappointed as the color of the leaves were not that colorful or have not peaked yet. It’s delayed this year for some reason. So out of a whim, from the suggestion of our friend from New York, we drove to Vermont to see a “better” fall foliage.
And we were not disappointed. Vermont’s fall foliage was much colorful!
With hasty plans we headed to Stowe, Vermont which was 6 hours drive from New York City. Well, 1 hour was just trying to get out of the city’s traffic. We found a place in the mountains called the Trapp Family Lodge. If you are familiar with the Von Trapp family, from which the movie “The Sound of Music” was based on, this is their property.
After the Von Trapp family left Austria, they settled in Stowe, Vermont in the 1940’s. They built a home on an enchanted farm surrounded with beautiful mountains reminiscent of their beloved Austria. Later on they opened a lodge for visitors for some Austrian-inspired hospitality.
This is a place where the hills are alive with the sound of music. And cows.
By the way, those cows are owned by the Von Trapp family. I wonder if there’s a cow named Moo-ria.
(*photos taken with an iPhone)