The Smuggs Chronicle, Part Thirteen
Thirteenth Day: August 30, 2013
Mira and I make our last trip to Stowe this season. We eat a sumptuous homemade salad before beginning our walk along the Stowe Path.
The sun scorches us so much that she opens our umbrella for shade. We pass a statue of Mary, then come across a Gallery and an outdoor sculpture Garden reminiscent of the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, a thirty-minute drive from home.
We cap our trip with a return to the Von Trapp Family Lodge. Mira savors the mountain views as we walk through lush gardens. And we both catch our breath as the sight of an icon of Madonna and child.
season’s final date…
nestled in the arms
Frankie performs two solos and a duet with me at Smuggs’—and our—last family karoke of the seasons.
The crowd goes wild!
Frankie belts out that
read from the beginning: Pre-Smuggs Insomnia, the Prequel
more by FRANK J. TASSONE
photograph by Adam KoolHire An Editor