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Old 03-26-2016, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default Easter weekend getaway

On the road...





And our destination is...


Grass mowers outside our cabin
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Glorious scenery! Where are you?
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Glorious scenery! Where are you?
Jasper, Alberta - specifically the Jasper Park Lodge. My wife and I came about 20 years aga so time for a revisit with the girls
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We never got to Alberta. We drove the Alaska Highway from Fairbanks to Oregon, though, many years BC. Yukon Territory and British Columbia are beautiful, and we fell in love with the Peace River valley. And then drove across the US from Oregon to Maryland.

With a Siamese cat in a big cage in the back, who was Not Happy with this state of affairs, and let us know every 20 minutes or so with a loud WAH!
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It was warm enough to swim outside?
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most days it was about 9-10C outside but the pool was very well heated - you just had to dunk your head periodically to warm it up

Our final swim this morning was the coldest - it started snowing slightly while we were in the water so we cut it short.

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More pics from the better camera

Day 1: Driving from Edmonton & arrival







































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Day 2: Egg decorating, visiting Jasper, Easter Bunny tuck-in















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Day 4: Easter activities, trip to Maligne Lake, Hay Ride



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What an awesome trip! Thank you so much for sharing.
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What a great trip! You have a beautiful family.
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