Our webstress had her bridal shower on Sunday, and part of the celebration was a trip through the Erie Canal lock system.

If you've never taken the river boat tour of the canal, you need to check it out. (I'm a history dork, so I loved it!)

Watch as the first lock is filled:

Here is Laura Daniels showing her strength pushing the boat up!

After the lock fills, the doors open to the second lock:

Here are the lock doors closing behind us. Creepy feeling! LOL

Have you ever drained a bathtub? That's kind of what a lock draining looks like...

And then the doors open....Does it sound like they are scraping on something to you?!