Traveling to Grande Prairie Alberta

During the first part of August, Richard and Suzanna traveled to Grande Prairie, Alberta to attend the wedding of their niece, Sherri Sirockman.   Since the Hanham clan is so scattered across Canada and the US, this offered an opportunity to have a brief family reunion.

After flying to Calgary, we took a scenic drive through Banff and Jasper National Parks, followed by a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountain foothills from Hinton to Grande Prairie.

Richard and Suzanna at beautiful Lake Louise in Banff National Park
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Suzanna preparing to climb up on the Athabaska Glacier in the Columbia Ice Fields
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Suzanna on an overlook over the Sulphur Gates, where the Smokey River and Sulphur River converge as they pass through the Rocky Mountains
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Wedding of Sherri and Ryan

The main event of the trip was the wedding of niece, Sherri Sirockman to Ryan Brewster. 
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Wedding of Richard’s niece, Sherri Sirockman and Ryan Brewster
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Sherri with her parents, Rick and Martha (Richard’s sister) Sirockman
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The Hanham clan – Bob, Louise (mother), Martha, Richard and Reg
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The Hanham women – Louise, Carrie, Suzanna and Martha (Sirockman)
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Mother’s Birthday Celebration

Mother’s birthday is on August 19th, but since all her children were home at the same time, we decided to have a surprise birthday celebration.   With the children scattered across western Canada and the US, it is not very often that we are able to have a family reunion.

Here is mother with all her children (Reg, Martha, Bob, and Richard) celebrating her 75th birthday three weeks early.
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Return Trip

After spending time with family and attending the wedding, we headed back to the Calgary airport, traveling by Lesser Slave Lake and through Drumheller.  

Suzanna in the Canadian Badlands near Drumheller, Alberta.
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Richard in the “World’s Smallest Church” which seats 1,000, six at a time!
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Richard near the “HooDoos” in the Canadian Badlands near Drumheller, Alberta.
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Canada - August 07