Those buildings always looked like rocks

paulbunyanThe buildings at the Soo Locks. The ones we toured today. They are GORGEOUS inside. Stone and beautiful wood. I kind of knew that they were like that because I actually toured them once before. It was 1967 and I was 13 and Sault Ste. Siberia was 300 and they opened up the locks so that the public could walk across the gates and through those beautiful buildings. I was wearing a “tent” dress, a fashion that summer, even for skinny little girls like me, and orange high heels that matched it.

I have not walked across the locks in all those years but we did it today on Engineers Day. The GG was a wee bit amazed at how beautiful those buildings were when you got inside. He said something like, “They always looked like rocks to me.” I have probably misquoted that but you may get the idea.

This was probably one of the most beautiful days for Engineers Day that my beloved hometown Sault Ste. Siberia has ever had. Warm temperatures (70?) and a cloudless sky. We Porterized ourselves for lunch at our beloved Palace Saloon and then we toured the Cloverland hydro power plant that defines the geography of my home cit and then we cruised down Riverside Drive to 9-mile to our friends’ garden place. And then to the park store and home. Where the GG did a whole bunch of window cleaning and KW did some food prep and a bit of kayaking and then we met up with our friends of Porterization and while doing that, some of our McNott friends too.

How did the McNott friends know that I was here? My footprint on the beach. 💜

One Response to “Those buildings always looked like rocks”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I am fascinated by locks. The weather is beautiful here too. 🙂