The last remaining member of the von Trapp family has passed away at the age of 99 in Stowe Vermont. After fleeing Hitler and Austria during WWII, the von Trapp's established a wonderful lodge at the base of Stowe. They were immortalized in the classic "Sound of Music".
I first stayed there in 1965 and in later years with my children. Then, it was quite the thing to go "all the way to the top" of the formidable Stowe, more famous for it's challenging National and Starr runs but gave the kids that sense of accomplishment on the long and meandering Toll Road that serviced the Trapp Family Lodge.
So many memories and smiles, words can't express.