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16th Oct 2017
Fall colours and the Sound of Music

We are now in Stowe (Vermont), a skiing resort town with a population of 4500 at the foot of Mt Mansfield, the farthest north we are travelling in the US. Yesterday we drove from Williamstown via Middlebury, another small college town, where we enjoyed lunch with David and Jean Rosenberg, Quaker friends who spend some time each year in Canberra.

Stowe is where the von Trapp family finally settled in the 1940s after fleeing Europe and their Lodge here is “a little bit of Austria in Vermont”. It sounds corny but actually it looks lovely and has fabulous views across the valley to the Fall colours that cover the hillsides now. The scenery is very beautiful, even without the sunshine that would make it even more glorious I imagine. People have said this season is rather muted, but the colours around here look great  to our eyes.

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Diary Photos

Lovely decorations in Stowe main street.

Sculpture in Stowe (for sale).

Sculpture works for sale in Stowe.

Stowe house in main street.

Peter Peter pumpkin eater.

Interesting buildings in Stowe.


All you need for your bike - at the beginnig of a bike trail.

The hills are alive ... with the Von Trapps.

View from the Von Trapp lodge.

Yes, we von trapped for lunch. A lovely new brewery/bistro.

David and Jean Rosenberg with whom we had lunch in their Middlebury VT home.

Autumn colours

Pretty nice.

Taken in the car - with paper map reflection.

Finally we see some colours - hopefully better tomorrow if the sun is shining.

LOVE on the Middlebury College campus.

(Muted) Autumn colours

Near our motel in Stowe VT.

Stowe scene.

Why do they fly the Canadian flag? Peter holding the VT flag.

A lot of Giants supporters in this part of the world. The colour orange is the go!


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