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Three generations of a family recently took a trip this summer to Canada for an all-girl vacation and for a chance to get to know each other more.
Ruby Jeaul Goggans, Melinda (Lindy) Alewine, and Catherine Alewine were the family members that took this adventurous trip to Canada.
The trip was from June 26 to July 4th. Their first stop was Canmore, Alberta where they stayed in a small resort town called Three Sisters.
At the beginning of their trip, they went to Banff National Park and later drove along the Bow Valley Parkway.
Goggans said, “Our eyes were drawn to the sentinels of stone called the Hoodoos. These stone formations were made by the wind and water erosion that occurred when glaciers receded through the valley. There were waterfalls running down the mountains that looked like tears on a face. We were fortunate enough to see wildlife along the road. We saw elk, big horn sheep, and a black bear.”
The next part of the trip was traveling to Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Alberta. They saw spiral tunnels, a natural bridge and the Emerald Lake. Goggans said, “The color is truly the color of an emerald stone.”
Goggans was treated to a surprise stay at a nearby 5-star hotel, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with in-room breakfast the following day.
The trip then went on to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, also known as the Mountain of Ten Peaks. The next day they experienced beautiful sights along the way, including the sighting of a grizzly bear at Icefields Parkway. They ended that day in Jasper National Park, where they saw more wildlife and experienced the sights and sounds of many waterfalls. All three returned to Banff and partook in the activities and festivities celebrating Canada Day.
On the final day of their journey, they went to Snow Owl Dog Sled Kennels and experienced dog sledding with Siberian Husky dogs.
Goggans said, “We were sad to start packing for home Saturday evening, but all good things must come to an end.” The family members arrived back in the United States in time to celebrate July 4th.
“This was a trip none of us will ever forget. We were able to spend quality time together and make memories for a lifetime. I so much appreciated that Melinda and Catherine planned this trip and invited me along. The majesty of it all made me feel so small and insignificant, but I remembered that none of us are small in the eyes of the Lord,” said Goggans.