Lockport Canal Days – 6/13/21

Four people attended this fascinating activity; Jim N, Milanne, Dave S, and yours truly. We couldn’t get in to see Heritage Village because unknown to me it closed at 4 PM. The attendant did open the “Hoosegow,” for us, I think he wanted to lock us up in there permanently!

We didn’t get a chance to visit the Privy, but Milanne wasn’t that excited about seeing it anyway. We offered Milanne $2 Dollars to swim across the Indiana-Michigan Canal, she said she wouldn’t swim across that even if we offered her $7. We also saw a petting zoo, if you wanted to see a Rhinoceros you were out of luck.

Naturally, we ended up at the beer tent, guess what? No chairs, I’ve been to 4 of these Canal Days Carnivals and until 2021 they had unlimited seating! Also, beer was not cheap at $5 a can! Milanne managed to locate a local brew that she enjoyed.  So we had to stand, however, the huge beer tent was basically empty anyway because of the volume, you could be half a mile away and hear the band (and I’m a noisy guy)! If you stayed in the tent you’d be deaf within 15 minutes! None of the bands played any Polka music, the first band played “Acid Rock,” at ear-splitting volume, talk about a headache;- I could’ve taken a pass on that one. Eventually, we played Bingo because they had chairs. We left there around 7 PM and couldn’t believe the number of people that were coming to Canal Days as we were leaving.

We sat on my patio because it cooled off somewhat, and saw the first 2021 fireflies. We were shooting the breeze when a wild deer walked through my backyard, at this point, I wished I had a rifle and a $250 Illinois Deer Hunting License (with a waiver to shoot stuff within Lockport city limits and not during Deer hunting season), After everyone left, I found out why all those people we coming to the gala Canal Days celebration, a spectacular fireworks display from 10 PM to 10:30 PM. Dave S kept commenting on how good I smelled, I told him I slipped on one of those bars of soap they put in the urinals, “but, it doesn’t smell like that!” I told him I put on some deodorant for a change of pace. That’s why previously when I went to Six Flags on a Roller Coaster ride, I didn’t put my arms up over my head like everybody else, because I use deodorant.
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