Thursday, September 23, 2010

~little stone Chapel on mountain at Von Trapp lodge Stowe, Vermont~

 a walk in the woods Von Trapp lodge
 came across this sign..
 resting...on a bench
 lovely little stone Chapel
 delightful alter.. rosary hanging from the cross
 can you see the paper prayers tucked between the wood beams & stones?
 inside the tiny Chapel
 I truly hate having my photo taken
but I was so proud to ring this bell..
 Glad someone was there to take this photo.. 
Hello... Thought I'd post about a lovely experience I had.
 My sister invited me to spend a week with her, her son, daughter-in-law &  granddaughter in Vermont at their condo "the Villas" at Von Trapp lodge. Lucky me.. I've always wanted to visit Vermont. So off we went stopping at Turning Stone in New York & spending the night. Then on to Stowe Vermont such a lovely town. The condo was great.. the grounds peaceful. For a week I did alot of resting, reading, a bit of shopping, eating out, & playing with 7 month old Anna & hiking/walking in the woods/mountain. One day I took a walk in the woods came across a sign that said Chapel.. I 'll never forget this lovely little stone Chapel on the mountain..built by Werner von Trapp


Mitzi said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. Visiting Vermont sounds wonderful!

Shelley said...

How glad you had a good time...sounds like it was a blessed renewal of body and the picture of are such a beautiful lady inside and out....thanks so much for sharing it with us....I would love to visit there someday..what a blessing that you were able to go....believe it may of been ordained....blessings to you in his Holy name...

JANN said...

So glad to see a post from you Mary.
I have been concerned about you but so very pleased to know your doing well and seeming happy. I'm glad you got to spend time with loving family and tranquil surroundings - you needed this. Take care of yourself my friend. Happy Autumn.

GrandmaK said...

What a lovely time you had. Beautiful pics. What a wonderful time of renewal for you! Wising you well! Cathy

The Urban Chic said...

Mary, enjoyed the pictures so much. There is a little church like that at Silver Dollar City and I really enjoyed going in it and imagining the people praying there. Really can be touching. Please give Isabella my best wishes for a Happy Birthday. Glad you are home. Love and hugs, Pat

a Bohemian Market said...

Hi Sweet Mary:
What a fun time for you and to be with family!!!
Isabella's 14; WOW. She has certainly grown : )
The chapel is so calming; I can feel it through the photos. I like the one of your feet resting : )
You were off having a good (well deserved) time as I toil away : )
Glad you got to get away from the madness!!!
Thank you for sharing with us.
peace & love
I bet Nikki could feel you in the chapel.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautiful pics and such an ideal setting. Love your sweet smiling photo ~ Sam and Isa have your smile!! Please share more pics soon. Hope you are having a great start to Fall.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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Mary said...

Hello Sweet Friend:) I am soo glad you had a good time. You deserved a vacation. What a lovely peaceful little Church. You look like you feel better, I am so happy:) We are getting a little cooler here. YA!!! Love and Big Hugs, Me:)

Lori Bei Durst said...

Hi Mary,
Glad to see you are alive and out and about! :o)
What lovely pictures.
Take care of yourself !
Love, Lori

KindredSpirit said...

What a cute building !!!

Jann said...

Thank you for sharing this, Mary--I did not know it existed--how blessed you were to have been there! Just saw the Oprah show I'd taped about the Sound of Music cast reunion. I cried when the Von Trapp grandchildren sang-so beautiful!

Vera said...

Hi Mary, I am from Malaysia and I really love the little stone chapel. So beautiful and peaceful.

sheri chamberlin said...

This chapel is now a must for me to see. We live in southern vermont. If you find yourself in Wilmington I own an antique and more group shop called Tallulah's at the junction of Route 9 & route 100 south. 2, 000 sf inside an 1800s barn turned sugarhouse mid-century. Stop in and see us-you won't be disappointed.

PlanetShel said...

Thank you : )

Jake Jack said...

This is one of those that just draws a person in to come experience it. Vermont it is, and Tallulah's, next vacation. Maybe before ;)